Adriana Bowman (China, 2015) believes the world can become a smaller place if people of different cultures are able to connect on a meaningful level.
“The best part about going to places with cultures so different from our own is the exciting things you learn and witness every day you are there,” said Bowman, a senior in the South Carolina Honors College.
Bowman is currently studying Hindi in India on a Boren Scholarship as part of the South Asian Flagship Language Initiative. This year she was one of 30 recipients nationwide of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship for students interested in a foreign service career with the U.S. Department of State. An economics major, Bowman developed an interest in foreign service after studying abroad in China her freshman year as a Gilman scholar. Bowman, a first-generation college student from Lexington, says her low-income background has motivated her to succeed.
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