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Aakhus Travel Scholarship Testimonials

The Patricia L. Aakhus International Studies Travel Scholarship is available to students majoring in global studies at USI. Recipients utilize the award for international travel, supporting their desire to see other countries and enriching their college experience.

Students may apply providing a one-page essay outlining the intended use of the award and describing what the applicant hopes to gain from his/her international travel experiences. Contact Dr. Sukanya Gupta, director of Global Studies, for more information.


Alexandria Brennan

Alexandria Brennan
Major: Global Studies | Minor: Anthropology

“I have returned from my travels, and I have to say without this award I would not have been able to travel at all! I would have stressed about the money and how it was currently putting financial stress on my family. However, the $600 awarded covered the last of the tuition and gave me a free ride to my program tuition-wise. Because of this, I was able to fully enjoy myself without the access stress of finances, and had to only focus on transportation and food. Attached are a few images from my travels into the city of Caen, and the others are pictures of Saint Mount. Michael, as it was one of the excursions that was a part of my program. It was a lovely time, although the weather was spotty at times, but it did not stop me from having a great time! I learned so much about the rich history of the town and of Saint Michael, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Thank you so much for this opportunity!”

Alexandria's Trip to Caen, France

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Photos provided by Alexandria Brennan 

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