Traveler Bio

Hi there, everyone! My name is Logan Tayler Pender, and I am from Rock Hill, South Carolina. Rock Hill is just 15 minutes south of Charlotte, North Carolina. I am currently in my fourth year at Winthrop University, where I'm studying international education and higher education administration. In addition to my research on the barriers that historically-underserved students face when studying abroad, I am also a peer mentor for my campus' Office of Study Abroad and Senior Lead for Starbucks on campus.

This fall, though, I'm leaving South Carolina for a study abroad experience of my own in Seoul, South Korea! As I explore the beauty of Korea and its culture, I'm so excited to share my adventures with you and hopefully inspire more young people to study abroad when they get to college. I look forward to sharing my experiences, and I am thrilled to begin this journey with you!

I am a proud Winthrop University Ronald E. McNair Scholar, a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipient, and a Fund Education Abroad Scholar. 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.