Recognizing the importance an international education experience can have on one’s life, the U.S. Department of State tries to make it a reality for all students through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program, which enables Federal Pell Grant recipients “to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.” Approximately one in three Clemson students who apply for the Gilman Scholarship are awarded funding between $3,000 and $5,000.
The daughter of a small business owner and a maintenance worker with York School District 1, Samantha Lovern is the first in her family to attend university. And thanks to a national grant from Procter and Gamble and generous Clemson donors, she’s also the first in her family to study abroad.
Business has no boundaries, so it makes sense for future practitioners to venture beyond their comfort zones and learn the customs, cultures and behaviors that exist beyond our borders.
With its medieval architecture, blue gulf waters, galleries and bountiful history, it’s no wonder Hannah Gardner, a Clemson University senior studying visual arts, chose to spend six weeks in Genoa, Italy.
Where will you go? Head to the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday and see where in the world you could study.
I studied in Brussels with eight other students as a part of Wainscott’s European Crossroads program. The city was the base from which we explored much of Belgium.
As a self-taught horticulturalist with a master’s eye for light, Claude Monet arranged his gardens as he wished to paint them. For five weeks this summer, two Clemson students spent their days in those same gardens, planting flowers as Monet would have planted them.
After graduating from Clemson with a degree in civil engineering, Knowles took off to Sichuan Province, China, to teach English at the local high school and volunteer. Originally only planning to stay for one year, Knowles — now a lead actor in China’s highest-grossing ever action film — got talked into re-upping his trip, a decision that would prove to be life changing.
When junior architecture major Summer Anderson packed five pairs of walking shoes for her semester abroad, she never imagined she would need more. Four months, 11 countries, 56 cities and over 700 miles walked later, the Durham, North Carolina native says her footwear collection is nearly exhausted. While abroad, Anderson – along with her cohort […]
Clemson University animal and veterinary science students can expand their cultural horizons while obtaining skills that will allow them to practice worldwide by completing their bachelor’s degrees at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.
This Tiger took a leap of faith in 2004 by coming to Tiger Town as a foreign exchange student from Japan. Little did she know, this decision would lead her to find her home away from home as part of the Clemson family.
Enhancing one’s employability and learning new life skills are two of the many benefits College of Business students will realize through study abroad programs offered through Clemson University’s Office of Global Engagement. This summer, business students have six study abroad opportunities across a variety of business disciplines, all of which have a March 1 application […]
On one of the first days of summer break 2015, I sat with my face glued to the window of a small bus driving through the streets of Belgrade, Serbia, along with 12 other Clemson students. While my friends were off sun tanning on beaches at home (a mere 4,700 miles away), I was in […]
Ryan Bartley is a senior who double majors in economics and political science, and he recently took advantage of the Clemson University Department of Political Science’s semester abroad program in Belgrade, Serbia. Courses are taught in English by top Belgrade University professors, and Bartley and his fellow students got the opportunity to interact with Serbian […]
Clemson students played only a small part in the lives of the seven tigers we saw — but the tigers (and their breathtaking homeland) have had an irrevocable impact on mine. I hope that every student has the opportunity to experience a similar shift in perspective — one that, I believe, can only be gained through cultural immersion and global learning.