UMD: A Globally Connected University

Sarahann Yeh

Sarahann Yeh, sophomore biological sciences major, is one of fifteen recipients of the Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship. Selected from more than 1,000 applicants, she has been awarded $5,000 to study at East China Normal University at the CIEE Accelerated Chinese Language program. There she is building foundational language skills to support a career in global public health focused in East and Southeast Asia. While abroad, Yeh has been able to interact with the local community on a daily basis, and is a biweekly volunteer at a nearby elderly center as well as a volunteer at ECNU's English corner. After completing her undergraduate degree, Yeh hopes to pursue a master’s degree in Public Health and work with communities in the developing world to overcome health challenges and disparities. Yeh has previously been awarded two national scholarships: a 2013 Critical Language Scholarship for study in Malang, Indonesia and a 2014 Gilman Scholarship.