William E. Greene 2019 Scholar Heads to Life-changing Adventure in Seville
An aspiring journalist, Samuel Jordan is aware of how important it is to connect with people at all levels, not only professionally but personally as well. He understands how crucial it is, in a world as globalized as this, to learn from all cultures.
“I’ve always been obsessed with history and foreign cultures. It was a dream of mine to have the opportunity to study abroad and immerse myself in a culture quite different from my own, so when I shared this dream with my academic advisor, she connected me with the study abroad resources at Broward College,” explains Samuel.
As the 2019 spring recipient of the William E. Greene (WEG) scholarship, Samuel is now living his dream.
Heading to Seville, Spain
“When you think about history and rich, diverse culture, Spain is one of those countries that come to mind easily. There’s so much to see there that six months are not enough,” says Samuel. “Another great aspect is that being a member of the European Union is easy and cheap to travel to other EU countries. To me, this is the greatest advantage of my time there.”
Samuel will be taking nine credits of Intermediate Spanish, International Business, and International Relations at the International College of Seville. Samuel plans to enhance his study abroad experience by traveling throughout Spain and other European countries.
What is the WEG scholarship?
WEG is one of three scholarships offered by Broward College to cover program costs at one of four international centers (Spain, Perú, Costa Rica and Ecuador.) The scholarship is awarded to a student each fall and spring semester.
The scholarship is available to degree-seeking students at the College. Applicants must be 18 years old or older, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have completed at 12 credits at Broward College. In addition to covering tuition costs, it also covers housing and traveling.
“Studying abroad can be expensive, so it’s incredible that there are programs like the WEG that are offered to help students see the world beyond their own country and learn,” says Samuel.
Students who want to apply for WEG must submit an application form, two recommendation letters from Broward College professors, an unofficial college transcript, and two 500-700 essays. The committee is now accepting applications for fall 2019, with the deadline set for Thursday, April 18, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.
Are you interested in studying abroad? Learn more about the programs and destinations offered here.
Learn more about Samuel’s story, watch this video.