CUNY students taking a break at the Moray ruins between archaeological site visits
Habibat Shittu, City College of New York
“Studying abroad has honestly been one of the best experiences I’ve had while pursuing my undergraduate degree. The unconditional support and love I received…while applying, in Ghana, and when I came back to the States was enormous…”
Elizabeth Jaeger, Hunter College
“I never dreamed I would have had the opportunity to study primates in Africa. We were lectured by world-renowned researchers, met with government officials to learn about the conservation challenges they face, and toured local villages with Ugandan [researchers].”
Gisely Colón López, Brooklyn College
“Learning about the Caribbean through a firsthand experience opened my eyes to the many global factors affecting us in the United States and abroad. Every day was a new adventure and even during the toughest days, when we were digging for soil samples and traveling in remote areas until we were all covered in dirt from the unpaved roads, we were always having fun while learning.”
William Murray, Lehman College
“I enrolled for a winter intersession Global Justice course as part of Lehman College’s International Exchanges and Study Abroad program in Santiago, Chile called ‘Human Rights and Transitional Justice’ that aligned with my curriculum. ”
Daniel Oliverio, NYCCT College
“Little did I know how much this experience would change me forever, and it has opened my eyes and mind in ways I never could have imagined and has left an impression on me that challenges me to be a better person every day. I was able to find a deep connection to the homeland of my ancestors, as well as the new relationships I developed while in Italy.”
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Many thanks to U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan for visiting Baruch College to discuss the importance of study abroad in U.S. relations and practical ways students can access global opportunities.
See photos from the event here, including featured CUNY study abroad students Latoya Bethune of Hunter College, who studied abroad in Tanzania with a Gilman Scholarship and William Tsuda of LaGuardia Community College, who studied abroad in Japan with a Critical Languages Scholarship.
Missed the event? Catch up with this broadcast of Study Abroad: An Investment in Your Future from CUNYTV!
CUNY tops East Coast again in Gilman winners
With fourteen winners across seven colleges, CUNY students have received more Gilman scholarship awards than any other East Coast institution. CUNY students from Baruch College, Brooklyn College, City College, the College of Staten Island, Hunter College, and John Jay College, and the Macaulay Honors College will be heading to destinations as varied as China, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Spain and Taiwan. Each student will spend a full semester immersed in the host culture while continuing their studies abroad.
This outstanding performance echoes the record set in the summer of 2015, when twenty-one CUNY students were awarded Gilman scholarships for summer study abroad, also topping the East Coast, and the Borough of Manhattan Community College had the most awardees of any community college nationwide. These tips for a successful application …[more]