Tag: International Academic Programs

IAP Students Receive Gilman Scholarships for 2011 Academic Year

Seven University of Wisconsin–Madison students studying abroad through International Academic Programs (IAP) have received scholarships through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships Program to help fund their study abroad programs.

Two students, studying abroad in the 2011-2012 academic year, were each awarded $5,000 in scholarships: Naira Ovsepyan, a senior political science and Russian major, will study in St. Petersburg, Russia, while Lily Feng, a senior computer science major, will study in Tokyo, Japan. Josh Cook, a sophomore electrical engineering major, was awarded $5,000 in scholarships to spend the summer semester in Tianjin, China, while Alicia Monatague Keels, a junior elementary education major, is also studying in Tianjin, China this summer, on a $4,500 scholarship. Three thousand dollars was awarded to senior Emily Thiel, an international agriculture and natural resources major, to study in Granada, Spain. Evelin Rodriguez, a senior political science and sociology major, will receive $2,500 for her program in Chile, and Erica Dickerson, a junior undeclared major was awarded $1,500 to assist her program in Capetown, South Africa.

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Emma Lawson Awarded $4,000 to Study in Beijing

UW–Madison student Emma Lawson was recently awarded a $4,000 scholarship from the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Program Service – Fulbright-Hays Groups Project Abroad (GPA) Project: Advanced Chinese Language Training Programs. Through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Study Center Intensive Chinese Language  program, Lawson is spending the summer studying abroad through the Tianjin Program in Tianjin, China, and then moving to Beijing, China for the fall 2011 semester program.

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Kyle Schroeckenthaler Awarded $20,000 from the David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

UW –Madison student Kyle Schroeckenthaler was awarded $20,000 from the David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships fund to help fund his 2011-2012 academic year in Beijing, China through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Study Center Intensive Chinese Language program.

“I spent the past summer in China studying Mandarin on the university’s Tianjin Program.  I’m quite impatient to return,” says Schroeckenthaler. “I really enjoy the culture and atmosphere of China, as well as the experience of studying abroad.”

According to the latest data reports, China is the third most popular destination for study abroad students across campus. UW–Madison’s International Academic Programs (IAP) currently offers 11 programs in China.

Congratulations, Kyle!

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Scholarship Ceremony Honors more than 130 Students Intending to Study Abroad

Studying abroad offers students the opportunity to experience a new culture through coursework, exploration, and personal growth. A study abroad experience is a life-changing event that helps expand a student’s worldview, deepen language competence, increase self-reliance, shape character, and develop personal interests.

The Division of International Studies and International Academic Programs (IAP) hosted the 2011 Study Abroad Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Gifts from a number of different  scholarship funds were awarded to more than 100 students for study around the world. Generous alumni and friends of the Division has made several gifts possible. The awards are made based on a combination of factors, including financial need, demonstrated academic excellence, and the nature of the academic program.

Photos by Kerry Hill, Division of International Studies

Learn more about the generous gifts from alumni and friends:

“I am convinced that our students can only make a difference in the world if they leave the university equipped with an understanding of what makes people from different cultures with different mindsets tick.”

—Study Abroad Alum and Scholarship Donor Todd Friedbacher

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