Students awarded scholarships to study abroad

June 13, 2011

Junior Hayoung Kim and senior Julia Pitt have landed impressive awards to study abroad in the fall semester.

Pitt, a Philosophy major from Windham, N.H., received a $2,000 scholarship from College Year in Athens to study with its program there. Kim, a Political Science and International Studies major from Rockville, Md., earned a $5,000 Freeman-Asia Award to study in China with the IES Abroad “Contemporary Issues in China” program.

“I am very excited about this opportunity because I think it is very critical to understand the place where the rapid growth of the economy is changing the world,” says Kim, who is an intern this summer in the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice in D.C. “What is communism? What does it feel like to be living with no freedom of speech? Or no Facebook? I want to figure this out for myself when I study abroad in China.

“This is a personal issue for me as I am an advocate for basic human rights for every single citizen of this world.”

About 200 McDaniel students study abroad each year at McDaniel Europe, the college’s degree-granting branch in Budapest, Hungary, or one of dozens of study-abroad sites around the world.