Month: August 2022

Gilman Alumni Among 2022 U.S. Fulbright Student Program Winners

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is proud to announce that 51 Gilman Alumni have been selected for the 2022 U.S. Fulbright Student Program.    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program expands perspectives through academic and professional advancement and cross-cultural dialogue. Fulbright creates connections in a complex and changing world. In partnership with more than 140

Embracing the Unexpected – Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Hi there! I’m Zena Jeffers and I received the Gilman in 2016 while studying political science and international management at the illustrious NC A&T State University. My country of choice was a small island called Cyprus where I met with Fulbright scholars, the U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, and made an impact through volunteerism. In 2018,

Delayed, Not Denied – Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

My name is I’yanna, and I am a 2021-2022 Gilman Alumni Ambassador from Sunrise, Florida. I graduated from Florida State University in 2019 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. As a Gilman Scholar, I studied the Spanish language in San Jose, Costa Rica in 2016. I’ve always considered myself to be

Crafting Purpose – Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

I believe everything was created purposely. Specifically, I believe all people have purpose. I think life is the experience during which we realize our purpose and hopefully fulfill it. I start this blog off by speaking about my stance on purpose because it is my own understanding of my purpose that drives my desire to

Overcoming Language Barriers – Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Hello everyone! My name is Abby Donovan, and I am a 2021-2022 Gilman Alumni Ambassador. In 2019, the Gilman Scholarship gave me the opportunity of studying abroad in Valladolid, Spain, a town 118 miles north of the capital, Madrid. I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2020 with my Communication Studies and Spanish degrees.

Growth Outside the Comfort Zone

Study and intern abroad experiences are valuable not just for the professional growth, but also personal development. One of my goals when planning to study abroad was to get outside of my comfort zone, but at the time, I did not know exactly what that would look like. I would not describe myself as an

The Importance of Making Mistakes

Hey everyone! My name is Zhané Bradley, and I am a 2021-2022 Gilman Alumni Ambassador. As a Gilman Scholar, I completed a virtual internship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the Spring 2021 semester. I took my first Spanish language class in high school as it was required for me to graduate. The same reasoning applied