See stories from GVSU Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients before,
during & after their adventures abroad.
While in China I became known as "'Y" or "Big
Orange". Why? Because I am big and because I love Chinese Minute
Maid orange juice. While in China, I climbed a mountain over 5000 feet
tall. I trekked across the Great Wall of China. I learned about
Chinese culture and learning about it taught me even more about
myself. I grew my perspective, networked with future employers, and
grew lifelong friendships. I pushed past my comfort zone everyday and
made some incredible memories.
None of this could have been possible without the Mark A. and
Elizabeth C. Murray Study Abroad Scholarship. The generosity of the
Murray family and Grand Valley State University provided me
opportunities that have already been invaluable. These experiences
will continue to make me a marketable professional and a more
Thank you to the Murray family and every other scholarship donor. You
have made a profound and lasting impact on my life.
President - Delta Sigma Pi, Lambda Xi
Grand Valley State University
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