GSP current students and alumni spoke at the Georgetown Board of Governors Retreat on Thursday, June 19th. Thank you to our students and alumni for sharing your stories. GSP wouldn’t be the same without you!
Pictured from left to right: Josi Sinagoga (SFS’ 16), Daniela Fernandez (COL’ 16), George Peacock (COL’ 84), Alejandro Gonzalez (SFS’ 12), Maria Wein Devaney (LL’ 90), and Kim Portes (COL’ 16)

GSP current students and alumni spoke at the Georgetown Board of Governors Retreat on Thursday, June 19th. Thank you to our students and alumni for sharing your stories. GSP wouldn’t be the same without you!

Pictured from left to right: Josi Sinagoga (SFS’ 16), Daniela Fernandez (COL’ 16), George Peacock (COL’ 84), Alejandro Gonzalez (SFS’ 12), Maria Wein Devaney (LL’ 90), and Kim Portes (COL’ 16)

Humans of New York has a wonderful post featuring Georgetown University. What an inspiring story and shout out to the great work done by the Office of Student Financial Services! Hoya Saxa!

               GSPer Reflects on Study Abroad Experience in India! 
     ”When many students think of the words “study abroad” things like parties, backpacking through Europe, and light hearted fun and exploration may pop into their minds, and for some students, especially those who come from low or middle income families, such experiences may seem to be luxuries out of their reach. Yet, I would like to challenge this notion and all college students who may hold this notion to dare to think differently about study abroad.

      Returning from a study abroad experience in Pune, India, through the Alliance for Global Education, and having been blessed with the financial ability to have had such an experience through the support of GSP, I see studying abroad in a very enriching and edifying light. Walking away from an academically demanding four month program that was flexible enough to allow for ample individual and group travel time, I see study abroad, at least at Georgetown, and specifically for GSPers, as a unique opportunity to travel abroad, immerse yourself in a culture different from America’s culture, and expand your intellectual and personal horizons. 

     Aside from developing humility, patience, and understanding as a result of being challenged to live in a place whose cultural practices, language, and lifestyle may be unfamiliar, studying abroad also offers a chance for intellectually growth. Academically rigorous program, such as all of those offered by the Alliance fro Global Education, allow students to study with professors who may have dry different teaching styles, and who definitely have different world views then professors students study under at their home institution. Such experiences at the college age can stand to nurture life long cross cultural understandings, which can serve as seeds for future travel, future learning, and future growth for everyone.

     The simplest yet most complex thing that I walked away with from traveling to and around India, and which can be learned when traveling to any country, is that human goodness exists in all cultures, and this goodness transcends political, economical, cultural, and geographical differences, making love possible everywhere. Every Georgetown student, be they in GSP or not, coming from any background and identity, can greatly profit from traveling abroad, and especially from serious academic study in a place as diverse and culturally and historically rich as India.”


Thanks,
Toniann Maniscalco (C’15) 

               GSPer Reflects on Study Abroad Experience in India! 

     ”When many students think of the words “study abroad” things like parties, backpacking through Europe, and light hearted fun and exploration may pop into their minds, and for some students, especially those who come from low or middle income families, such experiences may seem to be luxuries out of their reach. Yet, I would like to challenge this notion and all college students who may hold this notion to dare to think differently about study abroad.

      Returning from a study abroad experience in Pune, India, through the Alliance for Global Education, and having been blessed with the financial ability to have had such an experience through the support of GSP, I see studying abroad in a very enriching and edifying light. Walking away from an academically demanding four month program that was flexible enough to allow for ample individual and group travel time, I see study abroad, at least at Georgetown, and specifically for GSPers, as a unique opportunity to travel abroad, immerse yourself in a culture different from America’s culture, and expand your intellectual and personal horizons. 

     Aside from developing humility, patience, and understanding as a result of being challenged to live in a place whose cultural practices, language, and lifestyle may be unfamiliar, studying abroad also offers a chance for intellectually growth. Academically rigorous program, such as all of those offered by the Alliance fro Global Education, allow students to study with professors who may have dry different teaching styles, and who definitely have different world views then professors students study under at their home institution. Such experiences at the college age can stand to nurture life long cross cultural understandings, which can serve as seeds for future travel, future learning, and future growth for everyone.

     The simplest yet most complex thing that I walked away with from traveling to and around India, and which can be learned when traveling to any country, is that human goodness exists in all cultures, and this goodness transcends political, economical, cultural, and geographical differences, making love possible everywhere. Every Georgetown student, be they in GSP or not, coming from any background and identity, can greatly profit from traveling abroad, and especially from serious academic study in a place as diverse and culturally and historically rich as India.”

Thanks,

Toniann Maniscalco (C’15) 

Recent grad Karina Plascencia has accomplished so much during her time on the hilltop, and we know that she will continue to do great work as she goes forth into the next chapter of her life! We are so lucky to consider her part of our GSP family. Thank you for the shout out to GSP, Karina! 

GSP Abroad

GSP supporter, Mario Abate, is a Georgetown alum and interviews potential Georgetown students in Europe. Pictured above are Mr. Abate and GSP student Viviana Jaramillo at a lunch II Circolo dell’Unione in Milan. Mr. Abate works tirelessly to connect the Georgetown community abroad and this event is one of many he organized. Students had the opportunity to meet with the undergraduate dean of the McDonough School of Business, Dean Sharpe (top center). Mr. Abate has been a special source of support for GSP students like Viviana in Milan. Thank you for for supporting our students, Mario! 

Congratulations to GSPer Diondra Hicks (C’15) for her wonderful job presenting questions to President Clinton (SFS’68) during his lecture this past Wednesday! We are so proud of you, Diondra!

Congratulations to GSPer Diondra Hicks (C’15) for her wonderful job presenting questions to President Clinton (SFS’68) during his lecture this past Wednesday! We are so proud of you, Diondra!

Pictured above are Michelle Thompson, a GSP mentor and volunteer and VP of students affairs Todd Olson at the 2014 Visions of Excellence Ball. 

Pictured above are Michelle Thompson, a GSP mentor and volunteer and VP of students affairs Todd Olson at the 2014 Visions of Excellence Ball. 

Holding On To Dear Life
GSP Supporter Scott Fleming invited some of our students to his home for Easter dinner. Pictured above are Scott and some of our students having some fun in the pond  behind his house. Thank you, Scott for always being so supportive and welcoming to our students! 

Holding On To Dear Life

GSP Supporter Scott Fleming invited some of our students to his home for Easter dinner. Pictured above are Scott and some of our students having some fun in the pond  behind his house. Thank you, Scott for always being so supportive and welcoming to our students! 

Paul Goodrich (GSP Advisory Board Member & Founder) meets with outgoing & incoming student board leaders today at Peacock Cafe!