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Peacock Gate, City Palace, Jaipur, India
Nation, World & Society / International | June 21, 2016

India, China, and Chile are just a few of the summer study destinations for BC student fellows and scholarship winners. Photo: The Peacock Gate of the City Palace of Jaipur, India. (Miya.m | CC BY-SA 3.0)

Boston College student scholars have once again been recognized in prestigious national and international competitions, working with the Office of International Programs.

Two Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) for summer study abroad. Rising senior Janice Li will study Chinese in Dalian, China, and MCA&S graduate student Lindsay Paturalski will study Hindi in Jaipur, India. The CLS scholarship program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Some 560 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 200 institutions received CLS scholarships this year.  

John Gabelus ’16 was awarded a Boston-Area Study Abroad Association Scholarship from the Fund for Education Abroad to study in Chile this summer.

Omeed Alidadi ’18 was awarded a Mizna Fellowship to Morocco for the 2016 spring semester. Through matching funds, the McGillycuddy-Logue Center supports BC’s Islamic Civilization and Societies Travel and Research Grant, which funds student research projects abroad with a special focus on Islamic Studies.

Kyung Kim ’18, who will study abroad in South Africa this summer through a BC program, was awarded a Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, which aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad, and the countries and regions where they go, through undergraduate support.  

Kim also is a recipient of a summer McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant, which funds international educational experiences for academically excellent BC undergraduate students. Other summer grants have been awarded to: freshmen Rachel Lim, Olivia Ivanof, Kiran Khosla, Mackenzie Hulme, Daniel Marino and Jorge Mejia; sophomores Katherine Murphy, Aziza Alam, Helen Au, Dana Cavanaugh, Allison Chowdhury, Sara Elzeini, Jillian Giaccio, Cameron Howe, Hannah Ladesic, Shannon McNall, Samuela Nematchoua, Tyng Pan, Joela Qose, Noelle Scarlett, Jialin Shan and Shauna Wassmus; and juniors Jose Ibarra, Maura Lester McSweeney, Johnson Fong, Cassie Sando and Thien Bui.

Seo Jin Nam ’17 was nominated to receive the Japan Student Services Organization Scholarship for her spring 2016 semester studies in Japan. 

By Rosanne Pellegrini | News & Public Affairs