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Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships

ITHACA, NY — Three Ithaca College juniors will be spending the spring of 2010 studying abroad thanks to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. The competitive award program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IES).·Susannah Faulkner will travel to Dublin, Ireland, through the IES Peace and Conflict Studies Program. A member of the Ithaca College Student Government Association who is majoring in politics with a minor in international communications, Faulkner will intern with the Irish Labour Party.·Joni Sweet will explore the connection between Hinduism and Indian cuisine while studying in New Delhi, India. A journalism major, Sweet had previously traveled to France as part of an exchange program between the Roy H. Park School of Communications and the Burgundy Business School in Dijon.·Rebekah Shyloski, who holds a double major in Spanish and art history, will spend the spring semester in Cordoba, Argentina. She intends to immerse herself in the Castilian dialect spoken in the region and study art collections there and in Buenos Aires.The Gilman scholarship program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000.

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