Excelling in Language Studies Award, German
Student Name: Tico Han
Major(s): Mathematics and German Studies
Bio: Tico Han is currently a graduating senior studying both Mathematics and German Studies. She indulged herself in learning different languages and building a multi-cultural perspective. After taking two years of German in Oxford College, she made her mind majoring in German Studies and participated in the Vienna Summer Program. In the following year, she also had a chance to do an internship in Germany, which definitely enriched her cultural experience as a German language learner. She believes that learning a new language helps to construct a new way of thinking, and a new aspect to understand the world. Four years of German taught her much more than the language itself: the stories behind this language and this country have great impact on her. She learned about struggle and resistance, separation and reunion, pride and shame as well as love and hatred. German has become part of her, and she will carry what she has learned in Emory for the rest of her life.