Yi is a Ph.D. student in Chinese Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition & Teaching at the University of Arizona. Her major research interest focuses on the linkage of the macro social factors with the micro language interaction/use in study abroad context. She is also interested in the process of third language acquisiton of multilingual individuals. Yi’s research interests reflect her own experience as a language teacher and program director, whose students are mostly multilingual and transnational individuals. Her current research projects intersect with fields of study aboard, multilingualism, language ideology, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology.