Slow down and find your (learning) style
Hello! I’m Nancy Tumbarell, a senior at Michigan State University and current Gilman Alumni Ambassador. This past academic year I studied abroad at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan as a Gilman Scholar. Learning a new language is hard and retaining… READ MORE →
Valentine’s Day Weekend Dedication
Howdy! My name is Daniela Castro, and I am a ’20 Gilman Alumni Ambassador. I studied abroad on the Gilman in Paris, France summer of 2017. I studied Intensive French for a month at the Catholic Institute of Paris with… READ MORE →
After Gilman: Finding strength and comfort in community
My name is Rachel Wong and I am a 2021 Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellow. I studied abroad at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea as a Fall 2017 Gilman Scholar. I also served as a Fulbright English Teaching… READ MORE →
Revisiting Studying the Language Learned at Home and Abroad
Guten tag! Hello, my name is Vlad Blazhievskiy and I am excited to serve as a Gilman Alumni Ambassador for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Thanks to the Gilman Scholarship, I spent a semester studying abroad in Germany. In Germany, I continued… READ MORE →
My abroad experience!
My name is Ayyad Algabyali and I am currently a Gilman Ambassador for 2020-2021. I received the Gilman Scholarship for my internship at the US Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the year of 2018. As a Gilman Ambassador, I… READ MORE →
Herbert Hoover, Years of Compassion, and What it Means to be a Global Citizen.
My name is Alexander Elias Azar, and I am a Gilman Alumni Ambassador. I was an exchange bachelor’s student at KU Leuven in Belgium during my service trip. I studied political science and assorted historical topics during my studies. The… READ MORE →
Gilman Outreach in the Virtual World
It’s been an amazing couple of months being an Alumni Ambassador for the Gilman Scholarship and seeing that a new year is about to start, I felt it was appropriate to reflect on what has been accomplished thus far. The… READ MORE →
My Gilman Journey and How it Affirmed the Trajectory of My Future.
“My greatest advice for aspiring and current Gilman Scholars is to define what makes you a Gilman scholar and how this scholarship helps you achieve your greatest aspirations.” Hello! My name is Quincy Yangh and I am a 2020-2021 Gilman… READ MORE →
Reconnecting with the Gilman Community
Hey there! My name is Jeydelyn Martinez and I’m a proud first generation, low-income graduate from Marquette University who was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in 2015 to study in Madrid, Spain. This 2020-2021 school year, I work… READ MORE →
An Exploration of French Stereotypes
Rebonjour tout le monde! My name is Van and I graduated in December 2019 from San Diego State University where I studied International Business with an Emphasis in French and Western Europe. I completed a yearlong (2018-2019) study abroad program… READ MORE →