Brandeis students receive competitive study abroad scholarship

Out of an applicant pool of over 2,300 applicants, two Brandeis students have been selected as recipients of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship. This prestigious and competitive scholarship aims to increase access to study abroad for underrepresented students. This year, Brandeis University celebrates the accomplishment and selection of two students as FEA scholars, Jaila Allen ’21 and Arlenne Serna ’21.

Jaila Allen ’21 is a Health: Science, Society, and Policy, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies major from Atlanta, Georgia. Jaila is studying abroad this fall 2019 semester in Copenhagen, Denmark. She received the FEA DIS study abroad scholarship for students studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark through the DIS program. Jaila’s top three goals for study abroad are: To learn about Denmark’s outlook on LGBTQ+ people and their healthcare system; To learn how to cook at least five Danish dishes; To build lasting relationships with both her host family and other DIS students.

Arlenne Serna ’21, is a Sociology, Education Studies, and International and Global Studies major from San Antonio, Texas. Arlenne is studying abroad this fall 2019 semester in Seoul, South Korea. She is a recipient of the Malú Alvarez Global Access Scholarship through FEA. Three of Arlenne’s goals for her semester is abroad are to visit historical places, learn to dance K-pop, and to try a lot of different Korean foods.

The Office of Study Abroad at Brandeis aims to make study abroad accessible for all students and provides help and resources for students in apply for the Fund for Education Abroad scholarship, as well as other scholarship opportunities.


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