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Study Abroad students score scholarships
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that 5 Lake Forest students have been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Off-Campus Programs is thrilled to announce that our scholars include:
- Jocelyn Montejo ’19, spending fall 2017 at ISEP Toyo University in Japan and her spring term in South Korea
- Anna Hirschler ’18, studying at ISEP Tokyo University in Japan
- Ralph Taylor ’19, studying at ISEP University of Tampere in Finland
- Sylvie Messavussu ’18, studying at ISEP Aix-Marseille in France
- Desiree Velasquez ’18, studying and interning at AIFS Florence in Italy
Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 per semester to apply towards their study abroad or internship program costs with additional funding available for the study of a critical language overseas. The Gilman scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, has enabled more than 24,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study.
Ready to start your own adventure? Contact Off-Campus Programs to learn about programs that fit your needs and scholarships to help you afford it!
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) mission is to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, sports, professional and private exchanges, as well as public-private partnerships and mentoring programs. These exchange programs improve foreign relations and strengthen the national security of the United States. ECA programs, funding, and other activities encourage the involvement of American and international participants from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities. Artists, educators, athletes, students, youth and rising leaders in the United States and more than 160 countries around the globe participate in academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges. For more information about ECA programs, initiatives, and achievements, visit eca.state.gov.
The Institute of International Education (http://www.iie.org/) works with policymakers, educators and employers across the globe to prepare students and professionals for the global workforce and equip them to solve the increasingly complex challenges facing our interconnected world. An independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE has a network of 18 offices and affiliates worldwide, and over 1,300 member institutions.