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International Programs

International Student Services Scholarship

DEADLINE : May 31st for Fall semester, November 1st for Spring semester

Columbus State University and the Center for International Education are pleased to offer the International Student Service Scholarship to qualified undergraduate and graduate international students on an F-1 student visa. The International Student Service Scholarship is an out-of-state tuition waiver available to a limited number of international students who have been accepted to CSU, or are presently attending CSU. Download the documents below for complete information about the scholarship.

Candidates for the ISSS scholarship may be asked to do an in person interview or web interview before being offered a scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship are representatives of the Center for International Education and may be asked to speak in classrooms or do presentations and need to comfortable speaking in public and in front of groups. Recipients will also assist other students during international orientation.

E-mail: crane_janet@columbusstate.edu for more information

Current Scholarship Recipients

Melissa Areiza

Name: Melissa Areiza

CSU Email: areiza_melissa@columbusstate.edu

Area of Study: Exercise Science

Year/Classification: Junior

Countries visited (including non-study abroad): Brazil, Oman, Turkey, Jordan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Egypt, Peru

Home Country: Colombia

Favorite memory during time in US: Visiting the Atlanta botanical garden

Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: “Seek to find yourself in places least expected”

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: To motivate yourself & go through it. These are experiences you will end up wishing you took.

What activities are you involved with at CSU: International Student Services

 

Valeria Segura

Name: Valeria Castro Segura

CSU Email: castro_valeria@columbusstate.edu

Area of Study: International Business

Year/Classification: Sophomore

Countries visited (including non-study abroad): Colombia, United States

Home Country: Colombia

Favorite memory during time in US: My favorite memory is when I went to Niagara Falls with my family.

Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: "Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage." — Paulo Coelho

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: Studying abroad is an amazing experience for everyone. People can learn about different cultures, languages and also make new friends.

What activities are you involved with at CSU: International Student Services.

Seongmi Chung

Name: Seongmi Chung

CSU Email: chung_seongmi@columbusstate.edu

Area of Study: Health science

Year/Classification: Freshman

Countries visited (including non-study abroad): Japan, China, Thailand, and United States

Home Country: South Korea

Favorite memory during time in US: When I was 14 years old, I visited CSU for a short-term Immersion Excursion.

Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: "Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." - Gustave Flaubert

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: Don’t hesitate. Just do it! It is a good opportunity that you can learn other languages and cultures.

What activities are you involved with at CSU: International Student Services

 

Silvia Beltran

Name: Silvia De Los Angeles Beltran Lancia

CSU Email: beltran_silvia@columbusstate.edu

Area of Study: Nursing

Year/Classification: Junior

Countries visited (including non-study abroad): Venezuela, Italy, Korea, United States.

Home Country: Venezuela

Favorite memory during time in US: I graduated from High School here, so I would say my High School graduation is my favorite memory.

Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: I loved when I visited Korea.

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: Best experience of your life.

What activities are you involved with at CSU: International Experiences.

Anayondu Diliora

Name: Anayondu Diliora

CSU Email: diliora_anayondu@columbusstate.edu

Area of Study: Chemistry - Biochemistry Concentration

Year/Classification: Senior

Countries visited (including non-study abroad): London, Ghana, United Kingdom, and the USA

Home Country: Nigeria

Favorite memory during time in US: My favorite memory is my first at CSU. 

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: Always ask for help don't die in silence and make good friends.

What activities are you involved with at CSU: International Student Services

Seungu Hong

Name: Seungu Hong

CSU Email: hong_seungu@columbusstate.edu

Area of Study: Computer Science

Year/Classification: Freshman

Countries visited (including non-study abroad): Korea, United States

Home Country: South Korea

Favorite memory during time in US: I have been to Atlanta with my friend while driving a long distance. Although it was hard for me and my friend, this was also a special experience.

Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: That’s a very good idea ! I’m rooting for you !

What activities are you involved with at CSU: Climbing, 8 balls pool, orientation, race volunteer

Marcos Hernandez

Name: Marcos Jaaziel Falck Hernandez

CSU Email: falck_marcos@columbusstate.edu

Area of Study: Film Production

Year/Classification: Freshmen

Countries visited (including non-study abroad): El Salvador, Colombia, Mexico

Home Country: Honduras

Favorite memory during time in US: Hanging out with my friends and making trips together

Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: My favorite travel is actually this one because is a whole new experience for me

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: Try it! By studying abroad you will have an amazing experience, you will meet incredible people and you will love the experience anywhere you go

What activities are you involved with at CSU: Right now I’m part of the tandem program to learn Korean.

Myoengbin Kim

Name: Myoengbin Kim

CSU Email: kim_myoengbin @columbusstate.edu

Area of Study: Nursing

Year/Classification: Junior

Countries visited (including non-study abroad): Japan, China, Vietnam, France, Italy, Germany, Prague, Switzerland, Bulgari, Sofia, Croatia, Thailand, Canada, Bosnia, Split, Bulgaria

Home Country: South Korea

Favorite memory during time in US: Getting to meet new people from different backgrounds

Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul” - Jamie Lyn Beatty

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: Studying abroad was definitely my turning point whether it was good or bad. But it makes me grow up inside and out

What activities are you involved with at CSU: International student services

Picture of Raj Kotak

Name: Raj Kotak

CSU Email: kotak_raj@columbusstate.edu

Area of Study: Computer Science

Year/Classification: Junior

Countries visited (including non-study abroad): United States of America, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia.

Home Country: India

Favorite memory during time in US: Visiting Disney Land and Hollywood Studios in Florida.

Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page" By- Saint Augustine

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: Studying abroad is an experience one should never miss. You get to meet and know different people and their cultures.

What activities are you involved with at CSU: International Student Services.

Giovanna Lara Poveda

Name: Giovanna Lara Poveda

CSU Email: larapoveda_giovanna@columbusstate.edu

Area of study: General Business

Year/Classification: Sophomore

Countries visited (including non-study abroad): Argentina, Chile, Brasil, Dominican Republic, and the United States.

Home country: Colombia

Favorite memory during time in the US: it was when it snowed in Columbus last year, and I've never been that close to snow. It was amazing!

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: it is an opportunity to know more about about American culture and also about yourself. It is very fun experience!

Activities: international student activities

 

Melina Mueller

Name: Melina Mueller

CSU Email: mueller_melina@columbusstate.edu

Area of Study: BS Biology, Pre-Med

Year/Classification: Sophomore

Countries visited (including non-study abroad): Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, England, US

Home Country: Germany

Favorite memory during time in US: Getting married in Florida

Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: Try to do as many things as you can to get involved

What activities are you involved with at CSU: International student services, Honors College, CPSP

 

Photo of Vishwa Patel

Name: Vishwaben Patel

CSU Email: patel_vishwaben@columbusstate.edu

Area of Study: Nursing

Year/Classification: Junior

Countries visited (including non-study abroad): Singapore, China, Bangkok, Pataya, Thailand, Dubai, United States, and yet many more to explore.

Home Country: India

Favorite memory during time in US: The day I landed in United States was the best day of my life, it made me feel "now life starts." The first snow I ever experienced, in my home country especially where I lived, we haven't witnessed it, so it was a beautiful start. Also, when I came in United States, I started my freshman year at New York Institute of Technology in New York, New York itself is a beautiful memory.

Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: "Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport."

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: Just go for it! Life doesn't give you a second chance. If we were to stay at one place, then God would have given us roots rather than feet. The other thing that I believe is you never know what's going to happen next moment, so try to explore and learn as much as you can in the present moment. You will explore different cultures and people and that will help you to choose what's the best thing for you.

What activities are you involved with at CSU: International Student Services

Arfath Shaik

Name: Arfath Shaik

CSU Email: shaik_arfath@columbusstate.edu

Area of Study: Computer Science

Year/Classification: Junior

Countries visited (including non-study abroad): United States

Home Country: India

Favorite memory during time in US: GILC conference and Florida

Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: Explore yourself wherever you go.

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: Do proper research about the place where you are going to study or travel, studying abroad is a life time experience so don’t miss it.

What activities are you involved with at CSU: International Student Services