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December 21, 2001
Friends World Student Awarded International Scholarship

Scholarship Money to Finance Cultural Studies in Japan

Patricia Conway
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Kouri Carey, a student in the Friends World Program at Southampton College of Long Island University, has been awarded a $5,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the Institute of International Education. Carey, of Sand Springs, OK, will use the scholarship money to continue cultural studies in Japan. The Gilman International Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for United States citizens who are undergraduate students to pursue overseas study. The Program was established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, authored by then House International Relations Committee Chair Benjamin A. Gilman who said, "In my years of experience with our nation's foreign policy, I see that the most enduring influence is achieved through our international exchange programs." The Friends World program requires classroom study, immersion language training and independent fieldwork in at least two foreign cultures. Under faculty guidance, students develop skills and competencies in a major academic field by combining research, hands-on experience and analytical writing. The program is currently based at Long Island University's Southampton College. Friends World has centers in the United States, China, Costa Rica, England, Israel, India, Japan and Africa.