C of C student earns prestigious study abroad awards
For the first time, a College of Charleston student has been awarded both the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and the Critical Need Language Award, for a total of $8,000.
Mason Hay (senior political science major) will travel to Morocco for the fall 2012 semester to participate in the “Language, Culture, and Society Semester” program.
Hay was chosen partly because he will be studying Arabic while abroad.
“Mason Hay was chosen in a very competitive application cycle,” say Andrew Sobiesuo, associate provost for international education. “We anticipate our students will continue to be awarded these prestigious scholarships.”
Mariel Simpson, a sophomore geology major, is studying in Iceland on a Gilman Scholarship.
April Adams, a junior international studies major, and Stacy Calhoun, a senior marine biology major, studied abroad in spring 2012 as Gilman Scholarship recipients.
Adams spent the semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Calhoun studied with the School for International Training program in Costa Rica and Panama.