See stories from GVSU Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients before,
during & after their adventures abroad.
In 2016 I was awarded the Barbara H. Padnos Scholarship to study in
Angers, France. During my time abroad I was immersed in French culture
and language and was able to become fluent in French.
The Padnos Scholarship opened the pathway to my future. Since, I
completed a second year abroad as a Teaching Assistant in France and
have been accepted to the University of Montreal for a masters in
Environment and Sustainable a Development, a degree that I will
complete entirely in French.
Not to mention the relationships I formed during my ear abroad have
now blossomed into lifelong friendships. I have had multiple visitors
from France in Michigan and have been able to visit friends abroad as well.
None of this would be possible if I haven't been received this
scholarship. Eternal gratitude to PIC and the Padnos Scholarship.
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Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall
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