7 of 10 Austin College students have an international study experience while at Austin College. Global study is at the core of the Austin College education. With rising travel costs, this could not be possible without the generosity of donors. Savanah '16 took full advantage of the global opportunities available to her. Thank you for your support this year.
This senior was awarded an Austin College Global Outreach Fellowship for summer 2015 and headed to Africa to serve as a public health educator in Uganda. That wasn't her first international rodeo. Savanah came to Austin College with the hopes and dreams of studying abroad. The generosity of donors allowed her first study abroad experience to happen.
In Savanah’s first international opportunity in fall 2014, she headed south to Mexico with the support of a donor-funded international study scholarship to subsidize the added costs of traveling. Her semester abroad combined classroom studies with volunteer efforts – a common thread for Austin College study abroad students. Every week, she worked with an organization for children who spent much of their time not in school, but on the streets, peddling wares.
In early 2015, Savanah signed on for another lesson in the global diversity of culture, beliefs, and society with a JanTerm in Indonesia.Returning to campus for the spring term, Savanah found that her time abroad had a direct influence on her commitment and approach—as a Service Station board member and in bettering the campus and Texoma communities.
7 of 10 Austin College students have an international study experience while at Austin College. That leaves 3 of 10 students who do not get that life-changing, eye-opening experience. Let's work together to change that.
Travel scholarships awards start at $1,500. Whether you can donate the value of your pocket change leftover from international travels, move us 10 percent of the way to a new scholarship with a gift of $150, or fully fund your own travel scholarship with a gift of $1,500 or more, let's make sure every student has the opportunity to benefit from a global education. Donate now to make that happen.