Prunier ’23, Wandja ’24 receive Gilman scholarships to study abroad – News

Jackie Prunier’23

Jacquelin (Jackie) Prunier ’23 and Adriel Wandja ’24 received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this summer. Prunier will go to Argentina, while Wandja will study in Spain.

Prunier majors in Hispanic Studies and minors in Italian. She volunteered as a Spanish tutor at Clinton Elementary School and as a guidance officer in Hamilton for three years. Last spring, she studied in Florence, Italy.

Adriel Wandja '24
Adriel Wandja ’24

Also a student of Hispanic Studies, Wandja has been active in Hamilton as a Residence Counselor and Alumni Relations Intern with the Office of Advancement. He is a member of the Brethren organization and writes for The Spectator.

The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, provides grants of up to $5,000 to undergraduate students for college study or internships at the career-oriented foreigner. These international exchanges aim to prepare American students to take on roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Most of our students – typically around two-thirds – participate in an off-campus study program.

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