"Excited," said Tori Caldwell, is an inadequate word to convey her reaction to winning one of only 108 Gilman International Scholarships awarded nationally to study abroad.
It truly was the “wheel of fortune” for six lucky Eastern Kentucky University students on Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Three Eastern Kentucky University students are headed overseas with full-ride Summer 2014 Study Abroad scholarships.
And all they had to do was register for a drawing and spin a wheel to determine their destination.
After preparing for the day, Clark County native Russell Adams walked a little less than half a mile to the train station, where he would then ride a train to the end of the line, walk another half mile, eat lunch nearby, and go to class … in Japan.
How would you like to augment your studies at one of the world’s leading universities in an exotic far-off land?
Thanks to a growing number of international exchange agreements between Eastern Kentucky University and universities on four other continents, EKU students have myriad opportunities to pursue the educational and cultural experiences of their dreams.