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Fellows' Research & Senior Thesis Activities

  • What impact can study abroad have on the rest of your time at Yale? Many Light Fellows return to Yale from overseas with research and senior thesis ideas focusing on East Asia.
  • As an on-going feature, we will post the latest examples of how Light Fellows routinely turn their study abroad experiences into academic and career success stories.
  • Are you a Light Fellow who has research or thesis material you'd like to share? Great! Just contact us.
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Sabrina Howell, DC '08 (PIB, Summer 2005)

Proposal for Grand Strategies Research - China's Energy Security: The Central Asia Question

"This summer I plan to evaluate China's energy security in the province of Xinjiang and in neighboring Kazakhstan. My focus is on oil-related transport and development issues..."
Read Sabrina's research proposal.

Nancy Chien, TD ’07 (PII, Summer 2004 and Nanzan University, Year, 2005-06)

Senior Essay Topic: Pre-college Working Chinese Students in Japan

Brandon Cook, ES ’07 (HIF, Summer 2005 and Nanzan University, Fall 2005)

Senior Essay Topic: Bilingualism in Japanese Pop Music

Hong Alyce Van, BK ’07 (ACC, Spring 2005 and ICLP, Summer+Fall 2006)

Senior Essay Topic: Trafficking of Southeast Asians in Taiwan

Kaila Queen, JE ’07 (Sogang University, Summer 2006 and Summer+Fall 2007)

Senior Essay Topic: The Academic Performance Gap between Asian and Latin American Adoptees

Daniel Weisfield, CC ’07 (ACC, Spring 2005)

Senior Essay Topic: “Roy Chapman Andrews, Modern Explorer” – A profile of the larger-than-life paleontologist who discovered the world’s first fossilized dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert in 1923.


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