I studied abroad in Madrid Spain in June 2021. I took intermediate Spanish language and culture courses at Universidad Nebrija. During my study abroad experience, not only was I working on my language proficiency but I was able to immerse myself in Spanish culture by getting to visit prominent museums and landmarks including the Retiro Park, Prado Museum, and Plaza Mayor I was also able to explore neighboring cities in Spain including Toledo, Segovia, and Barcelona. While I was in Spain, I was able to get an authentic experience by living with a host family and attending school with native Spanish speakers. The biggest takeaway from my experience was the importance of language in connecting with others. I was able to push myself to learn more than I ever did before because I realized that the more I knew the more I was able to connect with those around me.
Scotties of the class of 2020: As you set out to shape the world, the ASC Center for Global Learning wants to remind you of your combined global reach. You have traveled to as well as learned in and about many different areas of the world. You speak many different languages and have developed friendships across the globe. Even though most of us live in a state of physical immobility right now, remember that your minds can still roam free — make sure to transform your experiences during study abroad into the foundation for your ongoing resilience!
The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.www.gilmanscholarship.org
Please note that there is no firm deadline for this scholarship but that applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Check the website above for details.