Four CUNY BA Students Win Study Abroad Scholarships

logo_studyabroad_thumbCUNY BA is proud to announce our latest recipients of Study Abroad grants:

Luisa Thompson (Creative and Professional Writing) has received a CUNY STOCS award (Study/Travel Opportunities for CUNY Students). This award will help fund her winter intersession program in Florence, Italy. She will study Italian Renaissance Civilization and Culture at Lorenzo De Medici – The Italian International Institute, a program sponsored through the College of Staten Island.

Zaleika Johnson (Health Communication) has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Spring 2014. This scholarship will take her to Universidad Veritas in San Jose, Costa Rica. Her courses there will include Spanish language courses, Intercultural Communication, and Conflict Resolution and Health Care.

Sebastian Restrepo (Biology and Society) has also received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Spring 2014. He will study in Thailand at Mahidol University, taking courses in Political Systems of Southeast Asia and Economics of Southeast Asia, among others.

The Gilman Scholarship is a program offered through the U.S. State Department. Gilman grants are for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Johnson and Restrepo are two of five CUNY recipients for Spring 2014.

Samantha Wendorf (Broadcast Journalism and Acting) has received a USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium) scholarship to study in Cuba during the January term.