Hendersonville Sister Cities is awarding a complete of $4,000 to 5 local students thru its annual “Hendersonville Student Ambassador” Travel Scholarship. Members of the second one annual cohort of Hendersonville Student Ambassadors might be living and mastering in Japan, Jordan, Costa Rica, and Spain throughout the 2019 Summer, 2019 Fall, and 2020 Spring semesters.
Peyton Upchurch, 19, double-majoring in Pre-law Political Science and Spanish at UNC–Greensboro, is currently spending three weeks this summer season in Costa Rica thru UNCG’s School of Health and Human Sciences and in cooperation with the Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI). Through the language and subculture immersion application, Peyton will be reading and speaking almost entirely in Spanish – each in class and at domestic together with her host own family. Peyton grew up in Fletcher and graduated from North Henderson High in 2018.
Skylar Smith, 20, double-majoring in Political Science and Global Studies and minoring in Spanish at UNC-Chapel Hill, can be furthering her language studies this summer season via UNC’s 6-week Spanish for Business software in Sevilla, Spain. Skylar has lived in Henderson County all her lifestyles and graduated from West Henderson High in 2017.
Alex Ramirez, 19, is double-majoring in Human Development & Family Studies and Education at UNC-Chapel Hill and is enrolled in Master of Arts in Teaching graduate stage courses via the Pre-MAT program, with desires of earning a Ph.D. In schooling. Alex will similarly his education studies overseas within the fall, spending the overall 2019 Fall semester in Nagoya, Japan at Nanzan University studying Japanese and gazing schooling practices within the Eastern way of life. Alex is a first-generation North Carolinian raised in Hendersonville, and a primary-generation university scholar, after having graduated from Henderson County Early College in 2017.
Mohammed Khalafalla, 19, is an International Business important at UNC–Greensboro looking ahead to a career in global affairs and/or politics, with an eager interest in Japan and its history and lifestyle. To higher recognize us of an’s monetary position inside the global economic system and its courting with the United States, Mohammed will spend the whole 2019-20 educational year at Okayama University in Japan. Originally from Egypt, Mohammed turned into raised in Hendersonville and graduated from Hendersonville High in 2018.
Maria Morava, 21, is double-majoring in Journalism and Global Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, and could spend the Fall 2019 semester in Jordan studying the regional refugee crisis and humanitarian response through the SIT Jordan: Refugees, Health & Humanitarian Action application. After graduating from East Henderson High in 2015, Maria apprenticed at an NGO in Senegal with Global Citizen earlier than interning the enterprise in India. Maria’s international experience has knowledgeable her choice to pursue a profession in worldwide journalism, on which she’ll behavior an unbiased area research challenge in Jordan.
More than a dozen college students in excessive college, community university, and four-12 months universities implemented for the 2019 “Hendersonville Student Ambassador” Travel Scholarship. In awarding the final recipients, consideration turned into given however not restrained to student’s monetary need, overseas language immersion, look at abroad packages’ alignment with/guide of said instructional or profession goals, software place, and character’s worldwide enjoy.
As part of their scholarship recipient agreement, each “Hendersonville Student Ambassador” will provide video, image, and/or written updates at some stage in their journey, as a way to be shared with the public on Hendersonville Sister Cities’ Facebook page and internet site.
Upon coming back from their travels, every scholarship recipient will also deliver a network presentation via Hendersonville Sister Cities’ Speaker Series, to share how analyzing overseas and cultural immersion impacted their academic and personal lives, and to encourage others to make global connections.
About the “Hendersonville Student Ambassador” Travel Scholarship
Created in November 2017, the scholarship became designed to provide help to neighborhood college students and facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture globally and to foster consciousness and appreciation of worldwide family members among Henderson County young people. Scholarships may be offered for Spring, Summer, or Fall semester travel, and are open to college students with residency in Henderson County who are within the procedure of making use of to or had been general for a observe abroad, internship or work observe software. To donate to the “Hendersonville Student Ambassador” fund, or to research extra approximately Hendersonville Sister Cities, visit