Congratulations to Kadian Dixon’18 and Haley Allen’18, who have been offered U.S. Department of State Gilman International Scholarships to support their Spring 2017 study abroad. They are among the 850 undergraduates chosen to receive awards from over 2,700 who applied for spring semester.
Kadian is an Africana & Latin American studies major. She will participate in Colgate’s Jamaica Study Group, led by Professor Kezia Page (English and Africana & Latin American Studies) who will offer courses on Jamaican literature, arts and culture. Kadian will live and attend two additional classes at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
As a Latin American Studies and Political Science double major, Haley is interested current affairs in post-dictatorship democracies. She will study in Buenos Aires, Argentina on SIT’s Social Movements and Human Rights program. Haley says that Argentina’s “rich history of political organization (makes it) an ideal location to study social movements and grassroots influence on national and international politics.” She looks forward to meeting her host family.
The Gilman Scholarships Program awards up to $5000 to eligible students for semester-long study abroad in countries all around the world. Off-Campus Study will hold an information meeting early in the Spring semester for eligible students interested in applying for the Fall 2017. The deadline to apply for a Gilman Scholarship for Fall 2017 is March 7, 2017.