Allison Garbacz


Allison is currently a junior double majoring in Linguistics and Asian Languages and Cultures. She began learning Korean during her first semester at UW and joined the Flagship in its first semester during the spring of 2019. Like many people nowadays, she first gained interest in Korean language and culture through Korean popular culture and its emergence in the United States. Through her own language learning journey, she began to gain interest in second language acquisition and ultimately hopes to be able teach Korean and employ her study of linguistics to better help future students acquire the language.

Something she would like to tell prospective Flagship students is: take full advantage of this great experience! Because of the Flagship, she feels that she has come much closer to achieving her goals and wants to encourage students to use this unique opportunity to take steps forward in achieving their own future aspirations.