COLA Undergrads Receive Study Abroad Scholarships

Hannah Medovnikov

Hannah Medovnikov (Photo: Tracey Bentley)

Two College of Liberal Arts students are among four UNH undergraduates who have received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which supports global internships or study abroad. Eight hundred undergraduates nationwide share in the honor. The Gilman Scholarship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Zachary Dumont ’17, a political science major from Manchester, New Hampshire, will participate in the UNH-managed program at Chengdu University in China. Dumont wants to develop his Mandarin Chinese language skills and study the nation’s culture and literature in preparation for a career in East Asian relations and policy.

Hannah Medovnikov ’17 will study in Dakar, Senegal. Medovnikov is a studio art major and ceramics artist from Bethany, Connecticut. Through the program Senegal: National Identity and the Arts, she will study ceramics within different artistic traditions and explore how Senagalese art and urban identity has been influenced by colonialism and slavery.

This story was excerpted from a longer article by Laura Perille in UNH Today.

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