Leslie Kang has always known she wanted to be a teacher.
“Even when I was younger, I liked to teach people, so I was always pretending to have my own classroom,” says the Northbrook resident and recent Knox College graduate.
Next fall, Kang will get a real classroom of her own—in Korea, where she will teach English to elementary school students on a Fulbright Fellowship. Administered by the U.S. Department of State, the prestigious grants give top American college students the opportunity to teach or study abroad for a year after graduation.
When Kang leaves for her 13-month stint in South Korea July 1, it will be her first time in the country since childhood, when she traveled there with her parents…