"My time abroad has continued to impact me since I’ve returned to the United States. [I have] a new confidence that has allowed me to pursue post-graduate opportunities abroad that I was hesitant to pursue before."
"The hands-on experiences [and] the development of a second language will be valuable skills that will give me a competitive edge above my peers."
"Professionally, employers love students that have studied abroad; it is a differentiator among the masses. I used this experience to [answer an interview] question and ultimately got a job offer."
With support from a new partnership with Airbnb, the U.S. Department of State sent additional U.S. undergraduate students to China this academic year to pursue studies. The selected students received scholarships through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, which enables undergraduates… READ MORE →
In 2000, two years before he left Congress, Benjamin A. Gilman worked with his colleagues to establish the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program has since provided over 19,000 scholarships to U.S. undergraduate students who receive Federal Pell… READ MORE →
For too long, study abroad opportunities have been out of reach for lower income students. Scholarships for such programs are limited, and participants aren’t able to work while participating. But new research on the U.S. State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman… READ MORE →