My name is Franka. I am south Sudanese, lived in Yemen, but mainly raised in Rochester, MN. Arabic is my first language, but I’m more fluent in English. I’ve always been fascinated of different cultures and I love learning from others. That being said, I’m excited to be in Thailand and to learn a culture that’s different than my own. I’ve heard great things about the people of Thailand and their culture, so I’m excited that I get to go on this trip. I’m not sure what to expect from Thailand or what I want to learn, all I know is that I’m going with an open mind. I will be graduating December 2020 with a Family Social Science Major (with a concentration in community education and financial management). I like to read, watch Netflix, and hang out with friends and family.