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6 ASU students receive Gilman Scholarships to study abroad

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December 02, 2013

Six Arizona State University students have received prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, ranging in value from $3,000 to $8,000, to study abroad during the spring 2014 semester.  

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural affairs, The Gilman Scholarship Program provides study abroad opportunities for university students in the United States who are receiving federal Pell Grant funds. Gilman Scholarships help cover tuition, room and board, books, transportation, insurance and airfare.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is one of many study abroad opportunities for which students can apply. Currently, students may study abroad through over 250 programs in more than 60 countries, facilitated by the ASU Study Abroad Office

Jonathan Dilling, a student in the W. P. Carey School of Business majoring in global politics, is one of the lucky award recipients. He will leave for Argentina on Feb. 28, 2014 to study at the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires.

“I wanted to study in a country that didn’t speak English. I picked Argentina because I’m excited to learn about the culture. I also have a friend who has some family there,” he said.

While abroad, Dilling is planning to take a course on international relations between the United States and Latin America, and another on the history and economics of the country. He will also take part in excursions that enhance his understanding of the land.

Upon returning to the U. S., he hopes to be fluent in Spanish and have a new perspective on life.

“I’m craving this adventure. I’m excited for my classes and to explore places like El Tigre and Cataratas del Iguazo, which is a river that flows between Argentina and Brazil,” he said.

Dilling received assistance in applying for the Gilman Scholarship from the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement housed within Barrett, the Honors College.

The spring 2014 Gilman Scholars from ASU are:

Samuel Cox – Global Studies major, France, $3,000

Jonathan Dilling – Business Global Politics major, Argentina, $4,000

Fabio Gentile – Anthropology and Geography majors, Japan, $3,000

Kamra Hakim – Global Studies major, United Arab Emirates, $8,000

Emily Maynard – Psychology major, France, $3,500

Rebecca Teague – Asia Studies major, South Korea, $5,000

For more information about the Gilman Scholarship Program, click here.