Traveler Bio

Hi, all! My name is Linda Lor, and I am a third-year college student. I am Hmong-American and call Saint Paul, Minnesota my home. Saint Paul is home to one of the largest populations of Hmong people in the United States. However, Hmong (pronounced "Mung") people live all around the world, including Laos, America, Thailand, France, and even in Guiana. Despite this, there are not many Hmong people in Hungary, so this is my first time being far away from my community and family. I am pretty nervous and excited. I'm not too sure what to expect!

In Minnesota, I love walking around the lakes, exploring the Twin Cities, and playing in the snow. I also love drawing and writing comics. I have been drawing ever since I was a child, and while in Budapest, I plan to capture the landscape and city life through my art. I will also be taking classes about computer science and Hungarian language and culture. I speak three languages: Hmong, English, and French. I'm excited to add Hungarian onto the list. I hope you all will join me on this journey and learn along with me!

I am a Fund for Education Abroad scholarship recipient. The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA aims to support students of color, first-generation college, and community college students with award amounts up to $10,000 for an academic year abroad. Learn more about FEA and how to apply here.