Summer Travel Grant 2016 Recipient
EWC Student Affiliate
I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Second International Conference on Linguistics and Language Studies in Hong Kong, organized by the Chartered Institute of Linguists Hong Kong Society. The conference hosted 47 scholars from 15 countries and included keynote presentations by Kang Kwong Luke and Angel Lin. My presentation on “Language Access to Public Services: Interpretation-Related Challenges to Policy Implementation in Hawaiʻi” was well-received and I was able to learn from colleagues in the parallel sessions on similar topics, including language access challenges in the UK. I also attended many sessions and learned from applied linguistics experts from across continents, including Asia, North America, and Europe. I gained valuable professional experience through presenting, attending sessions, networking with colleagues, and learning more about language, culture, and life in Hong Kong. I am very grateful for the East-West Center Association Alumni Travel Grant in support of my continued professional development and growing academic career.
The East-West Center Association (EWCA) and the EWCA Hawaii Chapter provided Travel Grants ($500 each) to 10 current East West Center students for the summer of 2016.