This summer, three Colorado State University Students have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to help fund their international education experiences. Kelli Hartz received $4,000 to study in South Africa, Ashley Verdugo received $2,500 to study in the France, and Andrea Vail received [ read more ]

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This semester, two Colorado State University Students have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to help fund their international education experiences. Julia Lyons received $5,000 to study in New Zealand, and Lindsey Berger received $3,000 to study in [ read more ]

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As I was told many times before, ‘studying abroad will be the best experience of your college career’. If I had not listened to these words, I would not have embarked on an amazing journey to explore the world and [ read more ]

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The city of Guanajuato provides an ideal backdrop for a study abroad experience. I remember fondly the quaint cobblestone streets of downtown, lined with locally-owned shops, beautiful architecture from the opulent Porfiriato of the late 19th century, taco stands, and [ read more ]

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Studying in Shanghai, China was an extremely worthwhile experience. Although I was only there for five weeks, I was able to experience and learn so much in a very short time. At East China Normal University, students were sorted into [ read more ]

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In the summer of 2014 I packed my bags for a CSU-sponsored study program in Heidelberg, Germany. I had no German vocab other than “fuβball” and “bier.” I immersed myself in German culture. Studying at SRH Hochschule Heidelberg gave me [ read more ]

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In the 2014-2015 academic year I had the adventure of a lifetime as I studied in Nancy, France and Dakar, Senegal (CIEE). In France, I studied French in the DeFLE program at the Université de Lorraine while au pairing for [ read more ]

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I have found that the cultures I lived in, the cuisine I consumed, the landscapes I stood on, and the people I met in the last year can only be found one way: by taking a leap of courage and [ read more ]

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Never have I had such a rewarding experience as both my study abroad experiences.  In spring 2013, I took a grand leap and decided to study in the small beach town of Puntarenas, Costa Rica.  That first night in a [ read more ]

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