International Studies News



 Ezra Epperly Receives Gilman Scholarship

Senior International Studies major Ezra Epperly is studying at Soonchunhyang University in Sinchang, South Korea. Epperly got this opportunity after she was advised to apply for the prestigious Gilman Scholarship which she ended up receiving. Epperly stated that she is proud of herself for taking the chance to be able to study at her dream location of South Korea. 

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Erika Otthofer ’20 named a Fulbright finalist

Erika Otthofer (B.A. 2020 in International Studies and Political Science) has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in Argentina for the 2022-2023 academic year. In March 2023 Otthofer will head to Argentina where she will assist with mentoring and instructing English teachers-in-training at a regional university. Otthofer is Ship’s seventh student/alumna to receive a Fulbright through the US Student Program since 2013, making Ship the State System leader in Fulbright student grants.

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“IS and Spanish Major, Rangeline DeJesus, Appointed to the Council of Trustees”

Sophomore Rangeline DeJesus was appointed to the Shippensburg University Council of Trustees by Governor Tom Wolf. DeJesus will represent her peers as the student member of the council. DeJesus is a sophomore International Studies and Spanish major with a minor in Political Science. An active member of the campus community, she is a Resident Assistant and also serves as an International Studies Ambassador.

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