A Dream Fulfilled

Hi everyone!

My sister, Pachia Xiong, will be fulfilling a lifelong dream of going to South Korea.

She was accepted to study abroad at Chonnam National University (CNU) this summer!

She will be there for about 5 weeks beginning in late June 2023!
Photo credits: Kia Xiong - Photography


Pachia is currently a Liberal Arts student at California State University, Stanislaus and is on track to graduate with her Bachelor of Arts degree in the 2023 - 2024 school year.

She aspires to be a teacher, has a youthful spirit, and loves working with children.

Pachia previously volunteered as an instructor and curriculum designer for a nonprofit organization called Hmong Culture Camp, which creates educational programs for early-learning dual-language exposure for children ages 0-5.

Check out the video below!

Pachia has always been a huge fan of Korean culture.

She has a keen knack for keeping up with those quickly-moving Korean trends, her favorite KPop idols and groups, and the hottest new KDramas and shows.

She's also a black belt in TaeKwonDo, a Korean martial art!

As a student at Chonnam National University, Pachia is determined to share her dual experience as a Hmong American with her fellow peers, while also getting to know a glimpse of the world from their perspectives.

People outside of the States may not realize how diverse our country truly is, and Pachia is happy to convince them otherwise.

Additionally, upon returning, she will be excited to share her experiences with other students at CSU Stanislaus who may be considering studying abroad but are uncertain about it, as she once was.

Photo credits: Kia Xiong - Photography

The Ask

Pachia has raised enough funds to cover her travel expenses and tuition at Chonnam National University, but needs additional assistance.

With your support and donations, you will be helping Pachia with the following:

Board and Lodging

these costs include her meals and place to stay


these costs include her books and school supplies

Miscellaneous Costs

these costs include everyday spending costs and excursions provided by her university to deeper immerse herself in Korean culture


Any support is appreciated, whether you share our post or if you can make a monetary donation. Feel free to donate using the GoFundMe link below or directly via Venmo (@DennisXiong). We appreciate your kindness! ^_^