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Gilman Scholarship Recipients Summer 2019

Congratulations Joann and Esther!

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Logo

May 15, 2019

Drexel students have been awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad for Summer 2019. The prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, awards scholarships to American undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the United States to study or intern abroad. Congratulations to all of Drexel's Gilman honorees! 

Joann Wong














Joann Wong, Finance '20

Born and raised in Philly, Joann have not traveled much yet, but she intends on it. She wants to study abroad in order to be exposed to new cultures and to make new friends from around the world, as the program is made up of international students! 

Joann chose Hong Kong because she has always dreamed of going there ever since she was a child.  She hopes to be able to stand in the landmarks, and in the very spots she has seen on television, and embrace her surroundings. 

Joann has never lived on my own before, as she commutes to campus. She looks forward to becoming more independent and having more free time to explore the country in which she is going to! She also hopes to improve her Chinese and speak more with the locals! Hong Kong is known for their night life and Joann can’t wait to be standing on the busy streets at night surrounded by street food, street performers, and my new friends!


 Esther Han 

Esther Han, Biological Sciences ‘21 

Esther is a third year student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences. She received the Gilman Scholarship for her study abroad experience in Seoul, South Korea at Hanyang University during Summer 2019. Studying abroad was one of her personal and academic goals she planned for herself when coming to college. 

As a Korean American, Esther chose South Korea as her study abroad destination because she wants to immerse herself into her culture and gain a first hand educational experience in Korea. Along with the wonderful educational experience she will be receiving, Esther is looking forward to meeting other study abroad students and learning more about their countries!