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Wanderlust

While traveling with the Broad Street Society, a learning community of high-achieving public health students who take honors classes and travel abroad together, Holly Novak ’21 and her friends raised a “Gig ’em” in front of the Hungarian Parliament Building, one of the most historic landmarks in Budapest.

She and her friends are part of more than 5,000 Aggies who annually participate in education abroad programs, which range from taking classes at international institutions to researching, interning or volunteering overseas. For the third consecutive year, Texas A&M was ranked the No.1 public university in the nation for the number of students studying abroad and the No. 2 university overall, according to totals from the Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.

Study abroad opportunities are available for all Texas A&M students, freshmen through Ph.D. candidates. Programs last from one week to one year, and students can study individually or in large groups. The most popular destinations are Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Costa Rica and Mexico.

While such experiences give Aggies a firsthand understanding of different cultures and a competitive edge in the job market, costs are often a barrier. You can create a study abroad scholarship with a $25,000 gift, payable over a five-year period, which will provide enough income to help fund a student’s experience annually. You can also choose to leave a study abroad scholarship through your estate. To learn more, contact Marcy Ullmann ’86 at (979) 845-6383 or mullmann@txamfoundation.com. To learn more about international opportunities at Texas A&M, visit abroad.tamu.edu.

Contact:

Marcy Ullmann '86

Senior Director of Scholarship Programs