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.

The CIEE scholarship program was created with funding from the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Projects Abroad to provide scholarship funding to qualified CIEE program participants that intend to continue advanced studies in Chinese and pursue a career in academia or public affairs following their semester or year with CIEE in China or Taiwan.

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.

If you would like  information about additional UW–Madison Fulbright-Hays funding opportunities specific to graduates and faculty, visit the Fellowship office.

Congratulations, Emma!