The Study Abroad Office would like to congratulate two more Skyline College students who have received scholarships to study abroad this summer!

Pearl Ibeanusi and Xueyan Cai have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad, in addition to the IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant they received last November. Ibeanusi will be studying Intercultural Communication for two-and-a-half weeks in South Africa with Skyline Professor Danielle Powell, and Cai will be participating in the SMCCCD Global Internship Program for two months in Hong Kong this summer.

Both Ibeanusi and Cai submitted early applications for these scholarships; however, it is not too late for students who are considering studying abroad this summer.

Applications for both the Gilman Scholarship and the IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant are now open for summer and fall 2018 programs! Applications close March 6, 2018.

The Study Abroad Office is collaborating with the Learning Center at Skyline to offer Scholarships for Study Abroad Workshops throughout the month of February. Students will learn about the SMCCCD Study Abroad Programs, scholarships they may be eligible for, and creating a strong personal statement and application.

Scholarships for Study Abroad | Application Workshops:

Wed. Feb. 7, 3:30 – 5:00 PM, Library Classroom, Bldg 5, 2nd floor

Mon. Feb. 12, 9:00 – 10:00 AM, Bldg 5-102

Thurs. Feb. 15, 11:30 – 12:30 PM, Bldg 5-102

Wed. Feb. 21, 3:30-4:30 PM, Bldg 5-102

Tues. Feb. 27, 4:30 – 5:30 PM, Bldg 5-102

*Some scholarships are for Federal Pell Grant Recipients only. We recommend visiting the Financial Aid Office prior to the workshop if a student is unsure if they are receiving the Federal Pell Grant.

If you have any questions about SMCCCD Study Abroad programs or scholarship opportunities, please contact the Study Abroad Office at 650.738.7098 or You can also learn more about our summer and fall programs by visiting

Learn more about the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship and the IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant at the respective links.

Article by Stephanie Wells | Photos by Stephanie Wells and Emma Briones

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