Relationship With Intern Abroad And The Academic And Future Professional Goals

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1. Why do you wish to study or intern abroad and what factors led you to this decision? What do you hope to gain from and what do you anticipate will be the impact of your experience abroad? 2. Describe your study or intern abroad program. What factors led you to select this program and length of study? 3. Why have you chosen your country of study? What factors led you to select this country? 4. How will this study or intern abroad program and the coursework you take abroad impact your academic and future professional goals? 5. Are there any distinctive components to this program, beyond coursework, that will impact your overall learning experience abroad? (i.e. home-stays, internships, field research, volunteer activities, extra-curricular activities, etc.) 6. What challenges, if any, did you face in your decision to study or intern abroad? How did you meet these challenges and what impact do you foresee them having on your experience abroad? These could include, but are not limited to, being a parent, being a non-traditional student, having a learning or physical disability, being in a field of study for which it is difficult to incorporate study abroad, etc. Gilman Scholarship Essay part 1: Being the first generation college student in my family is one of my greatest achievements. Living with my single mother in a low income neighborhood in Colombia and then moving to the United States at the age of eight has given me the opportunity to change the lives of the
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