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International Programs

International Student Service 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


 

Picture of AdeShola Adeshina  Name : AdeShola Adeshina
 CSU Email : adeshina_adeshola@columbusstate.edu
Area of Study: Biology Pre-Med
 Year/Classification : Sophomore
 Countries visited (including non-study aboard) : France, England, Dubai, and USA.
 Home Country : Nigeria
 Favorite memory during time in U.S : My favorite memory would be my first halloween experience when I got to dress up as a scarecrow
Favorite travel or internationally themed quote : "Our histories cling to us,we are shaped by where we come from" - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 Best advice to classmates who want to study aboard : Anyone you meet can have an impact on you, Be yourself, learn from others and let others learn from you
What activities are you involved with at CSU : International Student Services

Name: Omar Kevin Castillo OnatePhoto of Kevin Castillo
CSU Email: castilloonate_omar@columbusstate.edu
Areas of study: Business
Year/Classification: Senior
Countries visited (including non-study abroad): US, Egypt , Israel, Palestine, Panama.
Home Country: Colombia
Favorite memory during time in US: I remember back on 2005 when I came to US for the first time. It was an amazing experience for me to know this culture and to see all the amazing places this Country has
Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." – Saint Augustine
Best advice to classmates who wants to study abroad: I recommend to study abroad because it is a great opportunity to know more cultures, learn different languages, and meet new people
What activities are you involved with at CSU?: I belong to the ISSS, CHISPA, Student ambassador Program and International club


Photo of Priyathan Reddy Name: Daisy Orhin
 CSU Email: orhin_daisy@columbusstate.edu
 Areas of study: B.S. Psychology
Year/Classification: Senior
 Countries visited (including non-study abroad): United States, England and France
 Home Country: Ghana
Favorite memory during time in US: Traveling to different states on spring break with friends
 Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: "Not all who wander are lost"  Allow spontaneity to take you places
 Best advice to classmates who wants to study abroad: It's a great opportunity to travel, explore different cultures and study at the same time
 What activities are you involved with at CSU?: International Student Services, International Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, Psi Chi, African and Caribbean Students Organization

 


Name: Marko MaksimovicPhoto of Marko
CSU Email: maksimovic_marko@columbusstate.edu
Areas of study: Computer Science
Year/Classification: Senior
Countries visited : England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia,

Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Australia 

Home Country: Serbia

Favorite memory during time in US: Time spent in New York City

Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: "Travel is the only thing that you buy that makes you richer" Anonymous

Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: : Always be open minded to new cultures, ideas and experience

What activities are you involved with at CSU?: Honors College, ACM, International Club

 

 

 


 

Name: Saravinder PannuSaravinder Pannu picture
CSU Email: pannu_saravinder@columbusstate.edu
Areas of study: Communications/Public Relations
Year/Classification: Sophomore
Countries visited: New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Rarotonga, England, Ireland, France, Dubai
Home Country: New Zealand
Favorite memory during time in US: Lake Martin
Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: "To travel is to find that everyone is wrong about other countries"
Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: Don't think, just do it. Life is too short and the world is to amazing to spend your life in just one place.
What activities are you involved with at CSU?: Women's tennis team, ISSS scholarship student 

Name: Hephzibah UdoPicture of Hephzibah Udo
CSU Email: udo_hephzibah@columbusstate.edu
Areas of Study: Chemistry - Bio Chemistry
Year/Classification: Senior
Countries Visited: England, South Africa, France
Home Country: Nigeria
Favorite memory during time in US: Road Trip, White water rafting, Six Flags, Thanksgiving celebrations
Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: "Every Exit is an Entry Somewhere else"
Best advice to classmates who wants to study abroad: Studying abroad is necessary. It is a chance to gain perspective, learn, grow, and have fun
What activities are you involved with at CSU?: African Student Organization, Office of Diversity Program and Services, Beyond the Runway 


Photo of Bao DoName:  Bao Do 
CSU Email: do_bao@columbusstate.edu 
Areas of study: Mathematics  
Year/Classification: Junior
Countries visited: 
Home Country: Vietnam 
Favorite memory during time in US: The most memorable event was the snow last year. It was the first time in my life I saw snow. I had always wished to see snow and that wish was fulfilled. 
Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." 
Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: : If you have an opportunity to study abroad, go for it. It is not just the knowledge that you will learn, but it is also a chance for you to grow up through changes and challenges. 
What activities are you involved with at CSU? I love science and mathematics. I am currently a vice president of the Math Club. I hope I can do my best to improve the club and make mathematics accessible to all who wish to learn it. I am a member of the International Relations Club, Philosophy Club, and the Engineering Society

 


Name: Itoro UdoPicture of Itoro Udo
CSU email: udo_itorobong@columbusstate.edu
Area of study: Biology - Pre-Med
Year/classification: Junior
Countries Visited: England, South Africa, Ghana
Home Country: Nigeria
Favorite memory during time in US: My first time at Six Flags
Best advice to classmates who want to study abroad: Go for it because it is a great experience and try to get involved with activities to better acquaint yourself with the system.

Picture of Laura GalindoName: Laura Galindo
CSU Email: galindomontoya_laura@columbusstate.edu
Areas of study: Business Management
Year/Classification: Senior
Countries visited: United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Panama, Argentina, Spain, Germany, France, and Italy
Home Country: Colombia
Favorite memory during time in US: I have a lot of amazing memories; I don't think I could pick one to be my favorite. I would say every time I have traveled around the US and get to see and learn about the American culture have been the greatest experiences and memories I have
Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page" – Saint Augustine
Best advice to classmates who wants to study abroad: Even though you will be homesick the first weeks, don't you ever give up, being in the moment is the best advice I can give to you. Take advantage of every single moment and make a lot of friends.
What activities are you involved with at CSU?:  I'm involved in a lot of activities, like the International Club, also I try to attend to every kind of activity that the International House has, International Student Ambassador

Name: Juanita AndohPhoto of Alexandru Trefi
CSU Email: andoh_juanita@columbusstate.edu
Areas of study:   Biology Pre-Med
Year/Classification:  Senior
Countries visited: U.K., Italy, France, Dubai, Egypt
Home Country: Ghana
Favorite memory during time in US:  Spring break vacations to Miami, Puerto Rico, California and Thanksgiving celebrations
Favorite travel or internationally themed quote:  "We wander for distraction but travel for fulfillment"  Anonymous
Best advice to classmates who wants to study abroad:  Be brave, take risks, nothing can substitute experience
What activities are you involved in at CSU? International Student Services, Tri-Beta, American Medical Students Association, National Society of Leadership and Success African and Caribbean Students Organization, International Club
 
 

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Name: Camila Cárdenas HernándezPicture of Camila Cardenas
CSU Email: cardenas_camila@columbusstate.edu
Areas of study: Chemistry-Biochemistry with molecular biology
Year/Classification: Junior
Countries visited: I know all continents except Oceania and Antarctica. From Europe I know the South, from North America I know mostly the North but also a little bit of the South. From South America, I only know Colombia, from Central America I know El Salvador, Mexico, and Guatemala. From the Caribbean I know Cuba, and Dominican Republic. From Africa I know Egypt. From Asia I know Japan and Jordan.
Home Country: Colombia
Favorite memory during time in US: I have many good moments in the US but I guess my favorite memory is when my mother first came to see me settled and even though I had exams, I organize myself (as I never have done before) that we always had time to spend it together, and then we went to Destin, Florida.
Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: My favorite travel was when I was sixteen and I went with my mother to France, Egypt, Jordan, and in Miami we met my father.
Best advice to classmates who wants to study abroad: Organize yourself, be open minded, and try to talk to students who are from another culture in order to be able to also enjoy the country where you study abroad.
What activities are you involved with at CSU?: I am an ISSS student, I am a Diversity Peer Educator, I am a CHISPA member and I am a Spanish tutor.

Photo of Eliana Jojoa Portilla Name: Eliana Jojoa Portilla
CSU Email: jojoaportilla_elianamarcela@columbusstate.edu
 Areas of study: Marketing
 Year/Classification: Senior
 Countries visited (including non-study abroad): Panama, Ecuador and United States
 Home Country: Colombia
 Favorite memory during time in US: There are many fun memories in my experience of traveling abroad, but if I had to pick one, it definitely is the first day that I arrived to Columbus. I was very sad to leave my home in Colombia, and it was exciting and scary to know that I was by myself. It was, at the same time, awesome to get to meet the campus and meet people from other countries. It has had a great impact on the way I have grown here, submerging myself in a new culture.
Favorite travel or internationally themed quote: "Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, and know people. Let your memory be your travel bag". - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
 Best advice to classmates who wants to study abroad: In my opinion, the most important piece of advice to give to other students is to keep an open mind because it allows you to respect their differences, furthermore, appreciate their culture and allow them to learn from yours as well.
 What activities are you involved with at CSU?: I'm a member of the International Club, CHISPA and International Students Services. 

Name: Jorge KoifmanPicture of Jorge Koifman
CSU Email: Koifman_jorge@columbusstate.edu
Areas of study: IT/Computer Science
Year/Classification: Senior
Countries visited: Dominican Republic, Canada, USA, Mexico
Home Country: Venezuela  
Favorite memory during time in US: Playing tennis for the UNG tennis team, and meeting many friends along the way
Best advice to classmates who wants to study abroad: keep an open mind, and go
make good memories for the future.
What activities are you involved with at CSU?: International Club,  ACM,  and International Student Services