Honors students Receive Fulbright UK Summer Institute Grants to Study Abroad this Summer

Portraits of Alaina Marra and Brittney LoperTwo honors students, Alaina Marra and Brittney Loper,  are among the four Syracuse University students  who have been named as student cultural ambassadors through the US-UK Fulbright Commission’s UK Summer Institute program.  Marra, a freshman in the School of Architecture, will engage in a program in Glasgow, Scotland, focused on technology, innovation and creativity, while Loper who  is a freshman dual major in marketing in the Whitman School of Management and television, radio and film in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will study in Birmingham, England, in a program focused on film and the media.

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are fully funded three- to four-week summer study programs for first- and second-year U.S. undergraduates. For 2018, the program is offering nine institutes, each focused on different disciplines and issues, at universities across the U.K. The Summer Institutes are made possible through generous donations from private individuals and through partnership with some of the top universities in the U.K. Participants are selected based on leadership skills, academic achievement, character, adaptability and ambassadorial qualities, as well as demonstrated interest in the U.K. and its culture. Applicants complete a written application and semifinalists are invited to interview over Skype with Fulbright selectors in the U.K. Selection is highly competitive.  Read more about this in SU News …

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