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Highland Park resident Tejas Chakravarthy at Ewha University, where he studied Korean over the summer. (Submitted photos)
Charkravarthy and his host brother smile at Gyeongbokgung, the largest of five royal palaces in Seoul, South Korea.
Chakravarthy volunteers at a soup kitchen in Seoul, South Korea.
Eli Fraerman, Editorial Intern
2:18 am CDT September 8, 2019

Most 16-year-olds spend their summers playing sports, taking classes, or getting a crack at their first part-time jobs. Some may find themselves at academic programs near their homes or across the U.S. Very few, however, find themselves studying abroad and fully immersed in a different language, an experience usually reserved for those in college or beyond.