Five Miami students receive Gilman scholarship for study abroad

Five Miami University students received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to help fund their study abroad experiences this fall.

  • Kevin Berning, senior international studies and strategic communication double major, will spend the 2017-2018 academic year in Japan with the USAC Japanese and East Asian studies program.
  • Xin Dong, senior chemical engineering major, will spend fall semester in China with CET’s intensive language program.
  • Chance Overberg, junior international studies and East Asian languages and cultures double major, will participate in two study abroad programs – CIEE’s arts and sciences program in Japan this fall and an ISEP Exchange at Ritsumeikan University in Japan during spring semester 2018.
  • Rasheed Owens, junior marketing major, will participate in Miami University's FSB Maastricht semester program this fall in the Netherlands.
  • Josephine Webb, junior international studies and East Asian languages and cultures double major, will spend the fall semester at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan through Miami’s exchange program.

These students are five of only 1,000 American undergraduates selected for Gilman scholarship funding for fall 2017 study abroad programs. The Gilman scholarships are awarded twice a year by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

Additionally, Berning received a $7,000 Freeman-ASIA award, a program administered by the Institute for International Education. Overberg was one of only 51 recipients nationwide who received a Fund for Education Abroad scholarship, worth $5,000.