Hendersonville Sister Cities is awarding a total of $four,000 to five nearby students thru its annual “Hendersonville Student Ambassador” Travel Scholarship. Members of the second one annual cohort of Hendersonville Student Ambassadors will be dwelling and learning in Japan, Jordan, Costa Rica, and Spain at some stage in the 2019 Summer, 2019 Fall, and 2020 Spring semesters.
Peyton Upchurch, 19, double-majoring in Pre-regulation Political Science and Spanish at UNC–Greensboro, is currently spending three weeks this summer season in Costa Rica via UNCG’s School of Health and Human Sciences and in cooperation with the Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI). Through the language and way of life immersion software, Peyton may be analyzing and speaking nearly totally in Spanish – each in elegance and at home together with her host own family. Peyton grew up in Fletcher and graduated from North Henderson High in 2018.
Skylar Smith, 20, double-majoring in Political Science and Global Studies and minoring in Spanish at UNC-Chapel Hill, might be furthering her language research this summer through UNC’s 6-week Spanish for Business application in Sevilla, Spain. Skylar has lived in Henderson County all her lifestyles and graduated from West Henderson High in 2017.
Alex Ramirez, 19, is double-majoring in Human Development & Family Studies and Education at UNC-Chapel Hill and is enrolled in Master of Arts in Teaching graduate stage guides via the Pre-MAT software, with desires of incomes a Ph.D. In education. Alex will further his schooling research abroad inside the fall, spending the total 2019 Fall semester in Nagoya, Japan at Nanzan University reading Japanese and staring at education practices in the Eastern tradition. Alex is a primary-era North Carolinian raised in Hendersonville, and a first-technology university scholar, after having graduated from Henderson County Early College in 2017.
Mohammed Khalafalla, 19, is an International Business fundamental at UNC–Greensboro searching forward to a career in international affairs and politics, with a keen hobby in Japan and its records and way of life. To better apprehend the united states’ monetary function within the global financial system and its relationship with the United States, Mohammed will spend the whole 2019-20 instructional 12 months at Okayama University in Japan. Originally from Egypt, Mohammed became raised in Hendersonville and graduated from Hendersonville High in 2018.
Maria Morava, 21, is double-majoring in Journalism and Global Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and could spend the Fall 2019 semester in Jordan studying the local refugee disaster and humanitarian reaction via the SIT Jordan: Refugees, Health & Humanitarian Action software. After graduating from East Henderson High in 2015, Maria apprenticed at an NGO in Senegal with Global Citizen earlier than interning the employer in India. Maria’s international experience has informed her desire to pursue a profession in international journalism, on which she’ll behavior an independent field research task in Jordan.
More than a dozen students in high faculty, network university, and 4-12 months universities implemented for the 2019 “Hendersonville Student Ambassador” Travel Scholarship. In awarding the very last recipients, consideration became given however not confined to student’s economic need, overseas language immersion, look at overseas programs’ alignment with/support of said instructional or career desires, application area, and person’s worldwide revel in.
As part of their scholarship recipient settlement, each “Hendersonville Student Ambassador” will provide video, picture, and written updates at some stage in their tour so that one can be shared with the general public on Hendersonville Sister Cities’ Facebook page and website.
Upon coming back from their travels, every scholarship recipient will even deliver a network presentation through Hendersonville Sister Cities’ Speaker Series, to percentage how analyzing abroad and cultural immersion impacted their instructional and private lives, and to encourage others to make international connections.
About the “Hendersonville Student Ambassador” Travel Scholarship
Created in November 2017, the scholarship became designed to offer help to local students and facilitate the trade of ideas and subculture globally and to foster attention and appreciation of worldwide members of the family amongst Henderson County young people. Scholarships may be awarded for Spring, Summer, or Fall semester journey, and are open to college students with residency in Henderson County who are within the technique of applying to or were standard for a study overseas, internship, or work have a look at software. To donate to the “Hendersonville Student