An undergraduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill earned a spot in the annual class of Luce Scholars bound for Asia next year.

According to a news release from the college, Martha Isaacs is one of 18 scholars who were chosen from a national pool of 161.

Citing her interest in working abroad, Isaacs said she hopes to “learn from a different political, economical, and geographic context.”

As a human geography major whose focus is transportation planning, she is likely to be placed in Singapore or Japan through the program.

Chancellor Carol Folt applauded her induction into the program, calling it a “fantastic opportunity to continue her studies.”

After completing the program, Isaacs has plans to pursue a graduate degree in city and regional planning.

The Henry Luce Foundation started its Asia program in 1974 to confer an international perspective on future US leaders.