Posted on | September 2, 2011 | Comments Off
Hilo students David Senitz Ahseln and David Meyer were selected for the fall 2011 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study abroad.
Ahseln was awarded $5,000 and will study at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru in Lima, Peru for the entire academic year. His plans are to build a network with Quechua speakers to help with the revitalization and preservation efforts of indigenous languages and cultures and share that with the Hilo community.
Meyer was awarded $4,500 and will spend one year at Chung Ang University in Seoul, South Korea. He plans to study the Korean language and culture and will be an active member of the I <3 Ukulele Club where he will participate in South Korea’s first national ukulele festival.
The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, and to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad.