Study Abroad Center advisor wins Fulbright scholarship
University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa Study Abroad Center advisor Allison Yap received a Fulbright Scholarship for the U.S.-U.K. International Education Administrators Seminar held in August 2013.
Yap has worked at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa since 1997. She started as an academic advisor, concentrating primarily on first-year students, and is currently an assistant faculty specialist and Study Abroad advisor.
Yap is passionate about international education and loves working with Hawaiʻi students, many of whom have never left their island home. She is active in the Hawaiʻi Pacific Region of NAFSA: Association for International Educators, serving on the leadership team.
While in the U.K., she explored differences in the U.S. and U.K. higher education systems, met with representatives from 11 universities throughout England and Scotland, and networked with other professionals in the field of international education.
Created by treaty in 1948, the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission is the only bi-lateral, transatlantic scholarship program, offering awards for study or research in any field, at any accredited U.S. or U.K.
Read the UH Mānoa news release for more information.