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ISEP Students Awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

December 6, 2018

The Spring 2019 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipients have been announced. Next semester 11 students from ISEP Member institutions across the U.S. will go abroad through ISEP with the financial help of this prestigious scholarship funding.

ISEP President and CEO, John Lucas, Ph.D. remarked, “We congratulate our students on being selected for these highly-competitive awards! Each of these recipients will now have the opportunity to live and learn with international and local students – building life-long friendships across cultures.”

Commenting on the scholarship announcement, Lucas added, “We are grateful for the advising work our ISEP Coordinators across the U.S. provide – empowering students in their applications for scholarships. The Gilman Scholarship particularly aligns with our mission of access and affordability; and we’re excited each semester when ISEP students are announced as recipients.”

ISEP students receiving the Gilman Scholarship hail from 11 different home institutions and will be ISEP Exchange students at member universities in Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, Morocco, South Korea, Switzerland and Thailand.

  • Alexus Carter from Bridgewater College will study at Thammasat University in Thailand.

  • Janet Alfaro California State University, San Marcos, will study at Aix-Marseille Université in France.

  • Rachel Wall from Carroll College of Montana will study at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco.

  • Christopher Jones from Kennesaw State University will study at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in Brazil.

  • Bernard Kondenar from Lake Forest College will study at Thammasat University in Thailand.

  • Haley Bradley from Middle Tennessee State University will study at Toyo University in Japan.

  • Vladislav Blazhievskiy from Nebraska Wesleyan University will study at Katholische Universität Eichstätt - Ingolstadt in Germany.

  • Lindsay Martinez from New Mexico State University will study at Université de Lausanne in Switzerland.

  • Evelyn Ho from San Jose State University will study at the University of Seoul in South Korea.

  • Bailey Galicia from St. Edward’s University will study at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco.

  • Abigail Loya from the University of Southern Indiana will study at Université de Caen in France.

About the Scholarship: The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. U.S. Pell Grant recipients are eligible to apply for the award that prioritizes students from diverse backgrounds studying around the world, but especially in non-traditional destinations.

About ISEP Study Abroad: As the largest global membership non-profit for student mobility, ISEP has 330+ university members in more than 50 countries. ISEP students build real connections and gain a true understanding of what it is like to live in another culture through studying, interning and volunteering. Since 1979, ISEP has provided 58,000+ students access to affordable, high-quality programs, that in return help develop culturally sensitive skill sets needed for today’s global workforce and society.

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