Pitzer College Student Awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Claremont, Calif. (June 14, 2011) — Pitzer College student James Moss '13 has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in China this fall.

While on the Pitzer in China program, Moss plans to conduct an independent study that would explore the philosophical topic of Yin and Yang and how it relates to China's current society and culture. Moss is majoring in international/intercultural studies and English and world literature at Pitzer.

Pitzer College offers five semester programs, two summer programs, 41 international exchange programs and 12 domestic exchange programs. Over 72% percent of Pitzer students study abroad compared to under two percent nationally. Pitzer's Study Abroad Program has been recognized as an outstanding academic program in US News and World Report's 2010 America's Best Colleges.

The Gilman Scholarship Program awards US undergraduate students Federal Pell Grant funding recipients at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program is sponsored by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education

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