Spiridon Pappas recently spent the Fall 2017 semester abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand, gaining insight into sustainability in this historic region.
He aims to increase student awareness of opportunities abroad and scholarships, with the goal to foster interest in studying abroad in Southeast Asia. Spiridon is a student who grew up in a low-income household. He is a first-generation college student, who worked from a young age to help his parents. He aims to provide guidance and support to students from various backgrounds, and realizes the international opportunities for students who continue to face financial hardships.
Thank you to the following scholarships for making this experience a reality for Spiridon and other students alike:
The Institute of International Education and the Freeman Foundation for the Freeman-Asia Scholarship
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
University Studies Abroad Consortium for the Asia Regional Scholarship
Western Washington University and the Study Abroad Office for the University Affiliate Program Scholarship
The Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership, for the opportunity to attend the 8th Annual University Scholars Leadership Symposium, United Nations- Humanitarian Affairs