Leominster Woman on Her Way to China Through Salem State
SALEM -- Salem State University student Nyatichi Nyabuti of Leominster has been selected as a scholarship recipient of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities to attend the Rising Star Winter Study Tour in China.
Nyabuti is one of three Salem State students participating in the January tour, which will visit Beijing, Xian, Wuxi and Shanghai.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the Chinese language, and when I saw that Salem State offered it as a course, I just had to take it,” Nyabuti said. “I am very excited for the food and just being in China. I cannot wait to experience the sights and activities. Maybe I can even utilize the Chinese I’ve been learning. I hope to learn more about Chinese modern and traditional cultures as well as the top industries.”
Working toward her bachelor’s degree in political science at Salem State, Nyabuti, a freshman, is busy on campus. She is in pre-med studies and is interested in international politics. She is an intern with the New Voters Project and a student leader on campus.