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Three Hunter Students Win Fulbright-Hays Scholarships to Study in China

Hunter students Daniel Cione '16, Ricardo Alvarez '15 and Ariel Yardeni '16 have won highly competitive Fulbright-Hays scholarship awards to study in China. All three are enrolled in the Chinese Flagship Program, Hunter's undergraduate honors program for high-achieving students interested in becoming proficient in Chinese language and culture.

Cione, a sophomore with a double major in anthropology and Chinese, was awarded a scholarship to complete an advanced Chinese-language immersion program this spring at Shaanxi Normal University in Xi'an. He will follow those studies with a summer internship at the Xi'an High Tech Industrial Zone.  

Alvarez and Yardeni have won a summer scholarship supporting a Chinese-language immersion in Beijing. They will also do field work in rural areas, and engage in a comparative study of contemporary society and educational systems in the U.S. and China.

Alvarez is a junior with a double major in political science and Chinese and a planned minor in economics. This spring he is studying abroad at National Taiwan University. He plans to pursue graduate studies in business, with a focus on international trade.

Yardeni, a sophomore in the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter, is especially interested in global health and health policy. Last summer she studied Chinese at National Taiwan University. She is looking forward to learning about the education system in rural China and teaching young children in the communities she visits.

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