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Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Life Changing Brazil

The Gilman Scholarship allowed me the opportunity to change my life through the USAC study abroad in Brazil by helping me fund my semester. After this experience I have learned to look at the world and others through a global perspective.I learned about a diffrent culture, tried diffrent foods and steped out of my comfort zone and all I learned from this I have brought it back home with me to teach others. There is so much to say about the incredible ways traveling and learning abroad can change your life. Through conversation I have helped others realize the opportunities that are out there for them to pursue and experince if they take a chance and work hard. I´ve developed an even greater desire to live abroad which has landed me the Teaching Assistant position i hold today in Logrono, Spain. I am again in another country learning different things and meeting so many brilliant people. My study abroad experinece in Brazil made me realize how much I enjoyed creating a home away from home and learning about another culture in a country that was not my own.

Program: Gilman International Scholarship

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

EMPOWERED!

I was afforded the opportunity to Study Abroad as a Benjamin Gilman Scholar at Eastern Illinois University through the Nation Building in the New South Africa program guided by Dr. Michael Loudon. It was by far one of the the most eye opening experiences of my life. Not only did I have an the opportunity to immerse myself in the culture of South Africa, but I was empowered to further my knowledge about the African diaspora and share it with others. My academic studies while in the country helped ground me culturally. Socially, I was taken aback by how welcoming and communal the people were. I couldn't have asked for a better experience in which I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about the country, myself and the diaspora. My time abroad will forever guide my path in life and strengthen my passion to serve and empower others!

Program: Gilman International Scholarship