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College recognized for making international study and internships more accessible

South Texas College (STC) has been recognized for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for American students of all backgrounds through the Gilman Program.

The U.S. Department of State has announced the U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most students overseas on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in the academic year 2017-2018 and South Texas College made the list.

The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, compiles the list, organized by small, medium, and large four-year institutions, and associate’s colleges.

South Texas College has been cited for success in the following category:

Greatest Growth: Associate’s College

South Texas College Study Abroad Faculty, Héctor Villarreal is grateful for the prestigious recognition on behalf of the college.

"Undoubtedly, the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship has been an empowering opportunity for our minority, non-traditional students to expand their academic experience,” said Villarreal.

“Moreover, recipients who truly pay it forward continue to enhance their leadership skills and serve as role models for future students."

"The Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Program has opened doors to a new world full of art, culture and learning that they had only dreamed about,” said Patricia Ballinger, Study Abroad Faculty. “They return changed, with a blossoming self-confidence and a thirst for more knowledge about other cultures and places."

"The Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Program has opened doors to a new world full of art, culture and learning that they had only dreamed about,” said Patricia Ballinger, Study Abroad Faculty. “They return changed, with a blossoming self-confidence and a thirst for more knowledge about other cultures and places."
Patricia Ballinger, Study Abroad Faculty

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, with the support of the U.S. Congress, is reshaping study abroad to make it more accessible and inclusive for American students. The Gilman Program broadens the U.S. student population studying and interning abroad by providing scholarships to outstanding undergraduates who, due to financial constraints, might not otherwise participate. Since the program’s establishment in 2001, over 1,300 U.S. institutions have sent more than 28,000 Gilman scholars to nearly 150 countries around the globe.

For a full list of higher education institutions that sent Gilman Scholars overseas in 2017-2018, including top producing institutions and those displaying the greatest growth in Gilman awardees as compared to last year, please visit the Gilman Scholarship website at www.GilmanScholarship.org.

For more information about study abroad opportunities at South Texas College visit https://www.southtexascollege.edu/study-abroad/.