International studies major roams far
for language, learning, wanderlust
By David King
Leona Osinga has a global perspective, one that reaches from her home — a Dutch-speaking family farm in East Texas — to points as far as Europe and New Zealand. With the support of Texas State University faculty, she’s made the world her classroom, seeking its lessons one language at a time.
An international studies major — with a double minor in French and geography — she’s crossed borders and language barriers near and far, all for the sake of learning about the world.
“Leona is just a force of nature,” says Dr. Jennifer Forrest, one of her French professors. Continue reading