Hunter Students Win Gilman International Scholarships to Study Abroad
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Gilman Scholarships enable high-achieving students to gain a deeper understanding of other cultures, countries, languages and economies - making the young scholars better prepared for future leadership roles in government or the private sector. This year, Hunter's winners are two of a total of five CUNY students named Gilman Scholars.
Chan is majoring in Chinese and media studies with a minor in Asian American studies. An ardent traveler, she previously studied abroad in Italy, China and Taiwan, and will use her Gilman Scholarship for two semesters of study in the Flagship Capstone program in Nanjing, China. She looks forward to a career in journalism or public relations.Li is majoring in Chinese and economics. With his Gilman Scholarship, he'll spend two semesters in the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University. He hopes to use his Chinese language skills to conduct research on how China's economic development is affecting its ethnic minorities.
Now in its third year, Hunter's Chinese Flagship Program offers select undergraduates a rigorous curriculum in Chinese language and culture, leading to high-level proficiency by graduation. Most Flagship students study abroad at least twice during their time in the program.