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Southeastern student receives Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grant

Contact: Christina Chapple


Brandi Hock

      HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University junior Brandi Hock of New Orleans is one of 38 students nationally who have been awarded a $1,000 study abroad grant by the honor society Phi Kappa Phi.

      Hock, an English education major who has a minor in Spanish, will use the grant to help fund her participation in Southeastern’s summer study program in Cuernavaca, Mexico, June 2-25.

      This is the second consecutive year that a member of Southeastern’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter has received the national study abroad grant.

      In the Mexico program, students will earn six hours credit while living with local families, visiting cultural sites, and spending a weekend in Acapulco.

      “I love Spanish countries and I have always wanted to study abroad,” Hock said. “I didn’t want to graduate without having the experience.” Hock also received a study abroad scholarship from Southeastern’s Student Government Association, which issued more than $75,000 in awards to 90 students this year.

      “Foreign languages are a great way to bring culture into the classroom,” said Hock, who hopes to eventually teach in another country and is also seeking English as a Second Language certification. “One of my missions in life is to show my future students the global aspects of the world.”

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