Undergrad HDFS major Rupa Sharmin awarded Gilman Int’l Scholarship

Congratulations to undergraduate HDFS major Rupa Sharmin ’23, UConn Stamford student, who was awarded a Gilman International Scholarship,  “congressionally funded through the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs at the State Department. The funding supports broadening the student population who participates in study abroad, encourages travel to diverse locations around the globe, intensive language study and internship experiences.” “With family from Bangladesh and a native of Stamford, she is an aspiring international pilot, seeking cross-cultural competency through the exchange opportunity. Sharmin is embarking on a career field in which fewer than 10 percent are women, and plans to use this position to explore the many cultures of the world, with attention to language study and cross cultural communication through immersion. Sharmin will apply to Yonsei University in South Korea for the spring 2022 semester and, upon her return, will reach out to SSS students to promote the Gilman scholarship and EGL program opportunities.” Learn more here: https://today.uconn.edu/2021/06/uconn-scholars-earn-gilman-and-cls-scholarships/