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Students Earn Prestigious International Scholarships for Study Abroad in Asia and Italy

July 6, 2006

The Cronin International Center at Bentley College is pleased to announce international scholarship awards to three corporate finance and accounting students from the Class of 2008. More than 400 Bentley students study abroad each year,offering students insight into other countries and cultures, and experiencing new points of view and innovative strategies for doing business in a global economy.


Yin Toew 'Candy' Chiuwas awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, as well as an award from the Freeman-ASIA program.Chiu will participate in Bentley's education abroad program at the University ofHong Kong in fall 2006.


Dilys Dong was awarded a scholarship from the Freeman-ASIA program. Dong will also participate in Bentley's education abroad program at the University of Hong Kong in fall 2006.


Zaida Mateo has been named as an alternate for the Gilman Scholarship and will participate in the Bentley education abroad program at the Lorenzo de' Medici Institute in Florence, Italy, in fall 2006.


Chiu and Dong are among a small group of American undergraduate students who travel to Asia to study abroad. According to the Open Doors annual survey of international student mobility, conducted by the Institute of International Education (IIE), more than 60 percent of all U.S. students studying abroad go to Europe, while only about 7 percent study in East and Southeast Asia. Freeman-ASIA has supported more than 2,500 U.S. undergraduates with their study abroad plans in East and Southeast Asia since the launch of the program in 2000.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad worldwide, and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this congressionally funded program is administered by the Institute of International Education.


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