About the Author
Valerie Yates grew up in Taiwan as a missionary kid. As the oldest of seven children, she enjoys public speaking, especially about cultural transitions. She is a Geneva College graduate who hopes to get her Master’s degree in Cultural Studies so that she can present this information to businesspeople, diplomats, missionaries, and other people around the country and around the world. She also hopes to become completely fluent in Chinese and live abroad.
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Geneva College is the only CCCU institution with a full-time program in Rome, Italy. In Rome, students spend a semester studying the humanities, traveling throughout Italy and Europe, and engaging in volunteer activities.