CUNY BA congratulates Melissa Corning, Natasha Danielian, Kimberly Martinez, Matthew Perez and Randy Rosario-Fernandez on receiving the CUNY Chancellor’s Global Scholarship to study abroad in the winter and spring 2018 terms. Melissa will spend her fall semester at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina through CCIS, and will conduct independent ethnographic research on tango for her senior thesis while she’s there. Natasha and Kimberly will spend a month studying Japanese Language and Culture at Ritsumeikan University in Tokyo, Japan, through the College of Staten Island. Matthew will study entrepreneurship and data management at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Netherlands through City College this summer. Randy will study global security in Athens, Greece through John Jay College.
As part of CUNY’s commitment to “[widen] the pipeline of language training, study abroad, and cross-cultural learning and collaboration for all students” (The Connected University, CUNY Master Plan 2016-2020), the Chancellor’s Global Scholarship provides partial funding on a competitive basis to CUNY students planning a study abroad experience. Funding for these scholarships is provided by the University Office of Academic Affairs and the SEEK program under the auspices of the University Office of Special Programs.