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Winning prestigious scholarships to study abroad

Winning prestigious scholarships to study abroad

As a college student, the opportunity to study abroad is both educational and life changing.

This summer and fall, seven Missouri State University students will head overseas to deepen their knowledge and expand their worldview. This opportunity is made possible by the Gilman Scholarship Program from the U.S. Department of State.

According to Elizabeth Strong, director of Missouri State’s office of education abroad, the competitive Gilman Scholarship enables American students to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, skills that are critically important to their academic and career development.

“Our students’ participation in this program directly aligns with Missouri State’s public affairs mission,” Strong said. “They will return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community.”

The students and their programs

Five of the students will head to Zambia this summer. They will participate in the MSU education abroad research program with Dr. Mary Willis, department head of sociology and anthropology.

The students are:

  • Ahmed Amjed, a first-generation college student majoring in exercise…

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