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Amanda Murdock, a modern and classical languages, Spanish major at Columbus State University, was awarded a competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Seville, Spain during the CSU in Southern Spain Spanish Immersion program. Out of 3,900 applicants, Murdock was one of about 1,000 selected for this highly competitive scholarship. Murdock recently returned from her five-week program, during which she resided with a host family, participated in cultural learning experiences and took classes to improve her mastery of the Spanish language.
The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is an undergraduate program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy.