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Thank you, Bea

Posted by Ellen Frierson at Mar 15, 2017 03:15 PM |
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Messages of thanks to say goodbye and good luck to FIUTS staff member Bea Chang.

It's the last day in the office for FIUTS Manager of Community Programs Bea Chang! Bea joined FIUTS in summer 2015. Since then, she has matched hundreds of students with homestay hosts for meaningful cross-cultural experiences; organized events small and very, very big (including the recent CulturalFest International Expo); and mentored and inspired many student leaders. We are sad to see her go but excited to see what adventures she finds in her upcoming travels around the world. We're sending her off with lots of messages from students, hosts, and others in the FIUTS community to wish her well. Thank you, Bea!


Wherever you go, don't stop being "you". You are an amazing person who inspires everyone around you. Your light will brighten the whole atmosphere you are surrounded by. -Diana, FIUTS Student Board

Bea, thank you so much for being such a great influencer! You have always worked as a backbone of FIUTS. From our first meeting during orientation in Camp Arnold 2015 till date, you have always gave ur 💯 to develop this community. Thank u so much and will never forget your dedication for FIUTS. 💐💐💐🐼🐼 :) -Herish, FIUTS Facilitator

Bea, you're an amazing person with untiring spirit. Thank you for everything Bea, I'll miss you a lot. Happy traveling and all the best for your endeavors. -Rupesh, FIUTS Facilitator

"Bea, I have always appreciated our random conversations about Stich and cows. Your positivity is contagious! Thank you for helping me grow to become a better person." -Bader, FIUTS Facilitator

Bea, thank you for everything you brought to FIUTS! The office will feel different without you. I will miss you and Stitch so much!! I am so jealous Stitch gets to travel with you everywhere. Have fun in your next adventures, and definitely take a lot of pictures!!!! -Suyi, FIUTS Student Board

Bea! Your positivity and energy have brightened up the lives of so many international students and I can never say no to you whenever I see a new email from you in my inbox. Have a great time on your travels and adventures, and may our paths cross again soon! -Jeff Wei, FIUTS Homestay Host

Thank you for everything you have done for FIUTS!!! Have fun in your next adventure -Jessica Pal, FIUTS Facilitator

You are the epitome of awesome, persistence, inspiration, and quirky. I will miss trying to English (and Spanish) correctly, taking naps in sleeping bags under your desk, going on feminist rants, and cuddling with my favorite blue alien. -Alissa, FIUTS Student Board

Bea! You made FIUTS feel like a home to me and so many other students. Thank you for all of your dedication and hard work; we will miss you (and Stitch of course) so incredibly much! Enjoy traveling around the world, and don't forget to send pictures/postcards! -Sarah Duncan, FIUTS Student Board

Bea, I'm so glad to have known you through FIUTS!! Thank you for bringing your positive energy to FIUTS and for inspiring students including me every day. Its sad to see you go but Im sure any place will be lucky to have you! -Linh, FIUTS Facilitator

Bea, Obviously it is sad to see you go but... I understand a traveler can't stay still for too long before it's time for them to fly again. With that in mind, I am glad I got to be part of your stop in Seattle, learn from you and be your personal postmate! :D :D You helped me see myself under a completely different light and to have the courage to do what I want to do (just like you!) and for that I will be eternally grateful! May we find each other in another one of our stops!! (You know Ecuador will always be there waiting for you! :D) Happy travels and best of luck, Bea! -Caro, FIUTS Student Board

Bea, I will miss you so so so so so much. I can't believe you are leaving me before I even start working as your personal assistant *sign* Thank you for everything you have done for us. I love your energy and optimism. Although I'm sad because you're leaving, I feel happy for you because you're gonna travel and get to your bubble tea paradise hehe. Enjoy your next adventure, eat a lot, and take tons of photos ! XOXO - Tiffany, FIUTS Student Board

Beatrice Chang, you have successfully convinced countless interns and Student Board members to bring you bubble tea, a status perk reserved for only the greatest of the great. I have no doubt we will chat on some stoop somewhere in the world. Congrats on finishing your FIUTS season a winner! Happy trails! -Danika, former FIUTS staff

It was great to meet and work with you Bea. I hope you have a wonderful time overseas. -Kamal, FIUTS facilitator

It's impressive that you love international students more than boba. Thanks for your heart behind what you do and for being genuine & yourself all the time. Have fun exploring the world and don't forget to bring Bob! -that little intern who you first ignored but became good friends with, aka slam. #aliensforever -Stephanie, FIUTS Intern

Have chill time overseas, Bea. Your FIUTS family will miss you. -Tom, former FIUTS staff

I still remember the first email I received from you that went like this - "From: Beatrice Chang Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:36 AM To: 'Elizabeth Moore' cc: Sambit Shankar Pattnaik Subject: Welcome Week Match Email". I can't tell you enough how much of a huge impact this single email had in my life. It set me on an eventful journey that never stopped. I met my host-mom, so many new friends from all over the world and came to be a member of the wonderful FIUTS family. It is almost time for graduation and this transformative experience would never have been possible without you or that email. All the times I had a conversation with you, it reminded of all the wonderful people I have around me and that I am never alone in my journey. Thank you Bea, for being an amazing person spreading joy and hope. I wish you a great journey ahead :) Lots of love! - Sam, FIUTS Facilitator

Bea! I'm going to miss working with you! I could always count on you to answer my random questions 😂. As I mentioned earlier, I am going to live vicariously through you as you go explore the world! Best of luck with your future endeavors - I know there are wonderful things in store for you! P.S. Have fun and take lots of photos! -Marilyn, FIUTS Program Assistant

Bea: Its been wonderful working with you. Good luck in your travels and hopefully our paths will cross again in the future. -Jill and Dick, FIUTS Homestay Hosts

Dear Bea, you are one of the most energetic and kindest person in FIUTS. I always have so much fun around you. Thank you for all of your help and advice. Hope that you'll travel to more countries than Stitch does one day💜 I'll miss you! -Wenting, FIUTS Student Board

Thank you for organizing FIUTS CulturalFest and other awesome events for us. The CulturalFest totally blow my mind and made me enjoy FIUTS more. I wish you all the best for the future endeavors! -Kuo, FIUTS Facilitator

Bea, thank you for everything you have done for our committee! Diana and I were so lucky to have you as our advisor. You are so diligent and always have great ideas and advice. Thank you! You traveled so much which I am jealous of and I hope I can be like you! You are an amazing person! I wish no matter where you go, you have have joy, laughter and good memory in the future! -Lucy, FIUTS Student Board

Thank you for everything, Bea, and keep in touch! -Your FIUTS Family

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Siyao says:
Mar 16, 2017 06:34 PM

Hey Bea! Thank you so much for being such an amazing mentor, supervisor, and friend! I really appreciate all your hard work and effort you put into FIUTS and always being there when we need help! It's sad to say bye but I'm also super excited for you to start your new journey! Keep in touch:)

Jithin says:
Apr 04, 2017 02:48 PM

You and your team matched me up with an amazing host family who I visit very often. Making connections like these, especially at times when we might feel alone, is the work of some one special. Thank you.

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