The Study Away Program offers hundreds of options for supplementing your UAF journey with study abroad or a semester or two at another US university. Students who participate in an approved study abroad program continue to receive most or all financial aid and earn UAF credits while away.
Anne grew up mostly in the Boston area and completed her bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology at Carleton College in Minnesota. She entered her undergraduate career certain she wanted to study abroad, although uncertain where. Then a summer volunteering in China changed her life. Ironically, she ended up running out of time to do an academic study abroad program, partially due to developing an addiction to Chinese classes. One thing led to another and she ended up working as the coordinator of that life-changing volunteer program in China. She then moved to China to teach English and eventually completed a master’s in teaching Chinese at Xiamen University in southern China.
Six years into living in China and finally ready to consider returning to the U.S., Anne noticed that Denali National Park was looking for a Mandarin-speaking intern. In early 2019, she moved to Alaska. After spending a few winters in Fairbanks during the seasonal park ranger off-season, she finally decided to make it her year-round home. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking and gardening in the summer, cross-country skiing in the winter, and relaxing with her cat, partner and a good book or movie year-round.
She is very excited to support you on your study away journey and hear about all the amazing places it takes you!
Hours and location
We are open Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday and holidays: Closed
Appointments are highly recommended. Please see our advising page for more information.