Rotary promotes peace in the world through the understanding of other cultures. Study abroad programs are help Rotary fulfill that goal. District 7770 awards college scholarships to worthy students who want to study abroad for a year. We’ve placed students on almost every continent, helping them immerse themselves in another culture and become fluent in a language, while making life-long friends and learning valuable life skills.
Rotary District 7770 is very active in the Ambassadorial Scholar program (soon to be renamed Global Grant Scholars by RI). The program funds one year of study at the graduate level in one of the six priority focus areas of Rotary. This program is a great way for clubs to have a presence in international service, at minimal cost. All costs for study and living expenses are shared between Rotary International and our District through Global Grants.
We are fortunate to have six scholars studying around the world right now, and we have another five scholars waiting to head out this summer.
Our current scholars are all having an amazing time as they not only pursue their studies, but truly serve as Ambassadors as they connect with Rotary clubs in their areas and participate in service projects.
Here are some of the current scholars’ blogs so you can share some of their adventures:
Sarah Nan Dupre, sponsored by Cayce / West Columbia Rotary Club, is in Barcelona, Spain. Read about her experiences at http://sarahnaninspain.blogspot.com
Justin Hendrix, sponsored by the Mt Pleasant Rotary Club, is studying in the UK. His blog is at http://justinhendrix.blogspot.com
Anne Marie Quinn, sponsored by N. Charleston Breakfast, is in Morocco. She tells her stories at http://ambassadorabroad.tumblr.com/
Allyssan Scatterday, sponsored by the Mt Pleasant Rotary Club, is enjoying her time in Paris. Read more about Allyssan at http://everydaysascatterday.wordpress.com/
Caroline Warren, sponsored by Charleston Breakfast, is studying in Costa Rica. Her blog can be found at http://choosingdirtroads.blogspot.com/
For more information about the Ambassadorial Scholar program contact Rotarian Beth Wingard at bethwngrd@gmail dot com.