URSULA FRIEDMAN '14

BEIJING NORMAL UNIVERSITY '14-'15

Ursula Friedman graduated in Fall 2013 with an East Asian Studies Major focusing on Chinese Studies, and a minor in Hispanic studies. She had extensive experience teaching and tutoring in Spanish, Chinese, and English in the Oberlin community and abroad. In addition to spending the full 2012 year studying in Beijing and completing levels 2, 3, 4, and 5 at the notoriously rigorous Associated Colleges in China program, she returned to China on a Fulbright Scholarship over the summer of 2013, taking three weeks of intensive Mandarin classes at Minzu University in China and teaching English at a local elementary school for children of migrant workers. She designed an astronomy class and a minority folk song class which she conducted in Mandarin. Ursula purued an MA in Applied Linguistics in Mandarin at a Chinese university to become an interpreter and teacher.