Decatur, GA — Agnes Scott College was recognized as a top producer among small institutions—under 5,000 undergraduate students—for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. The scholarship program, which is celebrating 20 years under the Department of State’s guidance, offers study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students who normally would not be able to pursue such an experience due to financial constraints.
Agnes Scott has produced the eighth-most Gilman Scholars among small schools. Several other Atlanta metro institutions were named in the report, including Spelman College and Emory University.
“Agnes Scott College is proud of the many Gilman Scholars who used study abroad to pursue their goals,” said Gundolf Graml, associate vice president and dean for curriculum & strategic initiatives. “Research shows that intercultural competencies and non-English language proficiency are highly coveted professional skills in our globally connected world.”
Through its SUMMIT programming and Global Journeys curriculum, Agnes Scott students are encouraged to step outside of their comfort zones and experience the world through the lens of others. During these travel experiences, Scotties are challenged to explore and analyze global problems, and develop the skills necessary to address them with world-changing solutions.
“At Agnes Scott College, students engage in global learning from day one,” continued Graml. “Starting with Global Journeys in their first year, students build their global perspectives and learn how to navigate culturally different environments. Through independent study abroad in their upper-class years, students apply these skills and start making connections that will sustain and support them as they continue their professional careers.”
Agnes Scott has helped 81 students experience study abroad trips to fulfill the college’s mission of preparing the next generation of global leaders.
Read the entire list of top producers here.