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UO named a top producer of Gilman Scholarship recipients

From Around the O

The University of Oregon has been named one of nation’s 20 top producers of Gilman Scholars as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

The announcement comes after the UO surpassed its record for the most Gilman awards in a single year with 30 students receiving the scholarship in 2021 alone. The U.S. Department of State, which runs the Gilman program, recognized the UO as one of the 20 top-producing schools in the large university category with 293 Gilman Scholars since the program began in 2001.

The Gilman Scholarship is one of the most competitive national scholarships for undergraduates looking to fund their study or internship abroad experiences. The scholarship makes study abroad more accessible to outstanding and diverse American students with high financial need who otherwise would not have the funding for an international academic experience.

“We believe that transformative international experiences should be accessible to all students,” said Dennis Galvan, dean and vice provost for global engagement. “We’re delighted to see that many UO students have had the opportunity to study abroad in large part because of the Gilman Scholarship.”

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Sunday, November 14th, 2021 Academics, Undergraduates No Comments

UO Study Abroad Programs: Antigua — Human Rights

Antigua,_GuatemalaThis program is ideal for undergraduate students interested in History, Latin American Studies, Human Rights, Journalism, Anthropology, Sociology, International Studies, Political Science, Cinema Studies, Archeology, and Ethnic Studies. Coursework includes a Latin American Studies course taught in English by three UO Professors: Carlos Aguirre (History), Gabriela Martínez (School of Journalism and Communication), and Stephanie Wood (Wired Humanities Projects, College of Education).

  • Antigua is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site located in the central highlands of Guatemala, close to the capital city.
  • This 3-week program features excursions to Guatemala City and to the Maya ruins of Copán.
  • Three UO professors will teach a 6-credit seminar called LAS 407: Human Rights in Guatemala: Truth, Justice, and Memory, focusing on the history and legacy of a violent civil war that lasted over 30 years in Guatemala.
  • Students will have the opportunity to hear from local organizations and individuals who are actively involved in the pursuit of social justice, truth, and reconciliation.
  • Using photos, films, primary sources, and other texts, students will write a short research paper with the guidance of faculty leaders.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2014 Academic Courses No Comments

Championing Undergraduate Research: UO-UNAM Exchange Program Encouraged Erica Ledesma to Pursue Graduate Studies

Erica Ledesma, on her Study Abroad year in Mexico City.

Erica Ledesma, on her Study Abroad year in Mexico City.

Erica Ledesma studied at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) through UO program and is working with Dr. Lynn Stephen, Director, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), on original research project.

May 2014—A fifth-year senior, Erica Ledesma is a first-generation Mexican-American, Chicana identified, attending the University of Oregon on a diversity scholarship. An ethnic studies and cultural anthropology major with a minor in Latin American studies, she wants to pursue graduate school.

Although Spanish is her mother language, all of Erica’s formal education has taken place in English beginning with her pre-school days in southern Oregon—until, that is, she spent a year in Mexico City in UO’s new exchange program with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). › Continue reading

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Monday, August 11th, 2014 Academic Courses, Research No Comments

Championing Undergraduate Research: Niria Garcia’s Field Research in Brazil Underscores the Importance of Developing More Funds

Niria Garcia during her Study Abroad research trip to Brazil.

Niria Garcia during her Study Abroad research trip to Brazil.

May 2014—A UO senior and first generation Chicana born and raised in Oregon, Niria Garcia was working on a philosophy paper on the examined life when she hit a wall in her writing. She found herself daydreaming about a program she hoped to attend. As an environmental studies and Latin American studies major interested in social justice and sustainable development, she felt drawn to SIT Study Abroad’s Social Justice and Sustainable Development program, which would allow her to begin learning a third language, arrange homestays for her, and provide her the unique opportunity to do original field-based research in northeast Brazil. › Continue reading

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Sunday, August 10th, 2014 Academic Courses, Research No Comments



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