Gilman alumni are encouraged to continue their international learning upon returning to the U.S. The Gilman Program has produced a Re-Entry Resources for Gilman Scholars document, which offers scholarship and networking resources to Gilman Scholars who have recently returned from their study abroad program. Additionally, A Student Guide to Study Abroad, serves as a great tool to help students transition back to the U.S. and showcase the student's global growth and learning that help the student achieve his or her academic and professional goals.
Gilman staff hosted a webinar on Extending Your Exchange Experience on August 19, 2014 with Regional Alumni Coordinator for the U.S. at the U.S. Department of State, Megan Huber, Diplomat in Residence for the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service, John C. Roberts, and Gilman alumnus Jeff Le to discuss career opportunities for Gilman Program alumni to pursue internationally-focused careers.
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The second Extending Your Exchange Experience webinar took place on September 18, 2015 with Regional Recruiter for Peace Corps, Meghan Costello, and Gilman alumni returned Peace Corps volunteers, Darrin Vander Plas and Speare Hodges.
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We also encourage Gilman alumni to pursue further opportunities on the International Exchange Alumni website as well as look at further opportunities abroad such as those listed below:
International Education Opportunities
U.S. Student Fulbright Program - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships - The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate & Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship programs provide funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
Rhodes Scholarships - The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.
Marshall Scholarships - Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
For information on other study abroad scholarships, please visit Other Study Abroad Resources.
International Exchange Alumni - International Exchange Alumni offers alumni of U.S. government exchange programs an exciting opportunity to continue the exchange experience after returning home. In this online community, alumni can network with each other and take advantage of the many features this website has to offer.
LinkedIn - The Gilman Scholarship Program has an alumni group on LinkedIn. This is a secure network for students who have received a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad. Through this group, Gilman alumni and current scholars can share stories, discussions, and academic and professional development opportunities with one another. The Gilman Program has produced a document, Highlighting Your Gilman Experience on LinkedIn, to provide guidance on how to include your international experience in your LinkedIn profile.
For more information on staying connected with the Gilman Scholarship Program, please visit our Social Media page.
Gilman Alumni Ambassador Program
The Gilman Alumni Ambassador Program is a diverse group of Gilman Scholarship recipients who have studied abroad in various countries around the world. They are official ambassadors of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program providing presentations and promotional outreach to university and college campuses around the nation to students and advisors interested in learning more about the Gilman Scholarship Program. The Gilman Alumni Ambassadors have been trained by the Gilman Scholarship Program.
For more information on Gilman Alumni Ambassador Program, please visit our Alumni Ambassador page.