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“I want to thank you and the IEO for awarding me the UMD study abroad scholarship for my experience in China this past May term. The program has forever changed my life and has served as one of the best experiences I have ever had. I learned so much about Chinese culture, and met new friends from both China and UMD that I will never forget. I want to thank you for all the dedication and effort you put in to helping make these opportunities to study abroad happen."
"I am writing to express my gratitude for your recent scholarship contribution for my study abroad experience to Spain. As a Spanish major, I view this program as essential in my language development as it provides me with the chance to be completely immersed in the daily happenings of life abroad. I have always loved traveling and encountering new people and cultures and am excited to experience this first hand by living with a host family. I view your financial support as absolutely necessary for the opportunity and am incredibly thankful for the general support which further encourages me to continue my efforts in learning the Spanish language."
Elementary Education major
"As a working adult, the financial assistance made the difference between a dream to travel and expand on my cultural learning, as well as get in touch with my some of my own personal heritage, to move a dream to a reality. With the added responsibilities of a being a working adult, having the fiscal resources to pay for a regular semester tuition is hard enough, but to be able to take weeks off from work and to participate in a study abroad program would be downright impossible without the very generous assistance granted to me through a scholarship.
Civil Engineering and Studio Art double major
"This scholarship will give me the ability to gain real world experience and help not only me, but my family, with the expense of the program. It is important to me to be able to help out my parents with the financial aspects of my education, especially as I get older and realize how important and expensive a quality education can be."