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Rachel Sherman Johnson

Doctoral Student
Expected Graduation: 2016
Hometown: Moorhead, Minnesota

Previous Education

Areas of Interest


I have been interested in language, culture, and international experiences since my mother first packed me off to French immersion camp at the age of eight. Since then, I've studied two additional languages (Japanese and Korean), and have realized that my interest in linguistics is peripheral to my interest in culture and diversity: language is merely the vehicle that has allowed me increased access to a wider range of people and cultures. I've spent the past several years working in higher education, where I've been a part of both sides of the international education equation: I've prepared U.S. students for study abroad, and I've also brought international students from across Asia to Minnesota. Studying in the CIDE program has afforded me the opportunity to learn more about the theory behind best practices in my field while combining my professional experiences with my academic research interests.

Revised October 2013