I’m excited to announce I am moving to Washington, D.C. in August to pursue my doctoral studies at George Washington University.
After a long process of applications and discernment, I’ve decided to enroll in an Ed.D. program in Human and Organizational Learning working with Maria Cseh. I am fortunate to be offered a full scholarship, which includes tuition, health insurance, a living stipend, and a small salary for work as a research assistant. I’m still looking for a living situation somewhere near Foggy Bottom. Anyone have an elderly parent or friend looking to exchange a room for company?
I am absolutely heartbroken and devastated about leaving Thailand. I plan on visiting as often as I can and will perhaps do research on Southeast Asian educational institutions. I’m also thinking about getting a motorbike back in the US to help ease the pain.
Still, the thought of leaving Thailand isn’t so bad when I think about how close I will be to family back in America. I’ve been away for 4 of the last 5 years and am looking forward to being based closer to home. If there’s one thing Thailand has taught me over the years, it is the importance of family. More reflections coming soon.
See you in August, America.