Study Abroad Student Profile: Caroline Chang, 2015

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Caroline Chang


Major: Political science
Supplemental major: Chinese language and literature
Hometown: Piermont, NY
Studied abroad in: Taiwan and Beijing
Conducted research in: South Korea, Japan, and China
What’s next: Legal assistant at Sidley Austin, LLP


Freshman: Taiwan summer Study Abroad program
Sophomore: Summer internship at U.S. Department
of State—Mission China
Junior: Studied abroad in Beijing; summer internship
with U.S. Department of State in Washington to help
organize Secretary Kerry’s trip to China
Junior year winter: Research in South Korea, Japan,
and China


“Although I initially took Chinese to supplement my political science major, I began to see myself tailoring my political science to an East Asia focus. I ended up writing my senior thesis on the Olympic Games and their impact on liberalization in South Korea versus China.”