ASU students see the world through study abroad

Updated: Mar. 24, 2017 at 8:21 PM EDT
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Eight Albany State University students are getting the chance to study abroad.

Students will travel to Japan, Belize, India and South Africa over the summer because they received the Gillman International Scholarship.

The program is sponsored by the U-S Department of State to give disadvantaged students a taste of the global economy.

ASU staff say it will be key to achieving the school's globalization initiative.

"Very excited about gaining the cultural competence. Of course traveling abroad in a nursing becoming more prominent and you have immigration and everything like that, so I'm very excited to experience another culture," said ASU student Jasmine Smith.

"It's a motivating experience as well as a cultivating experience as far as understanding where you stand, understanding that hardwork does pay off," said ASU student Vincent McPherson.

Smith will be going to India and McPherson is traveling to Japan.

41 students have participated in ASU's study abroad program since it started back in 2012.

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