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YANA Study abroad program

for children raised in welfare homes. 

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NAHYEON KIM

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Nahyeon is a new YANA Study

Abroad Program participant.

 

In January 2022, he will enroll

at the University of Utah

as an ELI (English Language Institution)

student to study English. 

 

Na hyeon will attend culinary school

after completing his education at ELI.

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- 24 YEARS OLD

I first entered the welfare center when I was 4 years old.

Although I don’t have any memories of or keep in touch with my birth mother,

I was still able to mature into a person of sound body and mind

through the care of the director and the center mothers.

 

Growing up, I lacked patience and grit and found myself

often times giving up in the midst of many presented opportunities.

I had no interest in studying and lost my chance to apply to

my high school of choice due to low academic performance.

At that moment, I thought of all the younger children at the center.

I resolved to become better because they were looking up to me.

 

Through rigorous studying, I was able to become valedictorian and I tried

to live a life I was proud of as the president of the student body for all 3 years.

One day in my junior year, I happened to attend a lecture by a well-known chef.

It changed my life forever. I began to dream of becoming a chef

that could cater to people’s hearts through food.

 

I aspire to be a chef.

I’m so happy and grateful that YANA Ministry provided me

with this opportunity to study in a more global setting.

Because I have received so much unconditional love and support,

I hope to one-day give back to those that need it.

-Na Hyeon Kim

Please support Na Hyeon so that he can fly high into his dreams.

2021 FALL - 2022 SPRING

(12/01/2021 UPDATED)

Meet YSAP college students.

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YANA STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

for children raised in welfare homes. 

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