12 students earn Gilman Scholarships to fund study abroad trips

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12 students earn Gilman Scholarships to fund study abroad trips

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Twelve UNL students were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this summer.

The award is a nationally competitive scholarship awarded three times a year to undergraduate students seeking to study or intern abroad. The scholarships are for up to $5,000. Students studying a critical need language may be awarded additional funding.

The Gilman Scholarship is congressionally funded and sponsored through the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The 12 UNL students awarded a Gilman Scholarship this summer and their planned study areas are:

- Mirvat Al-Hajj will be participating in two UNL faculty-led programs to South Africa and Ethiopia. In South Africa, Mirvat will be learning about the history and culture of the country and in Ethiopia Mirvat will be studying food security, nutrition, and health.

- Jazmin Castillo will be participating in a UNL faculty-led program to Botswana. While in Botswana, Jazmin will be learning about conservation in Southern Africa.

- Selwan Fadhil will be studying in the United Arab Emirates, taking classes at the American University of Sharjah.

- Katie Farris will also be studying in Botswana and participating in the UNL faculty-led program led by Dr. John Carroll, learning about conservation in Southern Africa.

- Jessica Hughes will be studying in Costa Rica, taking Spanish language and Latin American culture classes at Veritas University.

- Shane Kleier will be participating in the UNL Nebraska at Oxford program, administered through the College of Business. While at Oxford, Shane will take Economics and Theatre courses.

- Jacob Manyang will be participating in a UNL faculty-led program to Ethiopia. While in Ethiopia, Jacob will study food security, nutrition, and health under Dr. Shimelis Beyene and Dr. Shimelis Beyene.

- Emanuel Maldonado will be studying in Spain at the University of Deusto through a program sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages.

- Hope Npimnee will be participating in an internship program in Brazil, focusing on minority health disparities.

- Anastasia Sanderson will be participating in an internship in Australia. Anastasia will be earning credit towards a degree in Biological Systems Engineering.

- Flor Villanueva will be studying in Morocco through a program co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Minnesota. Flor will be studying Arabic language and culture.

- Marna Wiu will be studying in Madagascar, focusing on traditional medicine and health care systems.

For more information on UNL’s study abroad opportunities, click here or visit the Education Abroad Office in Love Library, room 127.

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