College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Gilman Scholarship Helps Students Broaden Their Horizons

Criminal justice major Eugenio Rivera had always dreamt of traveling to Brazil. "I would look up pictures when I was younger, hoping I would visit one day," he explains. But as the youngest of five siblings, and the first in his family on track to graduate from college, he didn't think an opportunity to realize his dream would come along as quickly as it did.

"When I found out there was a program that offered study abroad in Brazil, I made sure I went to the meetings to find out more." Yet in spite of his conviction to travel to Brazil, as Eugenio learned more, he became doubtful: "The only time I didn't think I would study abroad, was when I heard about the cost."

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