Three Georgia State students have been named recipients of the competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Spring 2019.

The student recipients are a part of a cohort of over 800 U.S. undergraduate students from hundreds of colleges and universities who have received the prestigious scholarship.

The Gilman program offers a variety of funding to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad.  Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Iman Fakhoury, a sophomore studying biology in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded $4,500 to participate in International Studies Abroad (ISA)’s Business, Hospitality, Social Science & STEM program in Bangkok, Thailand.  ISA is a Georgia State program provider that offers study abroad experiences to undergraduate students.  Fakhoury is also the recipient of a Spring 2019 IEF study abroad scholarship offered through Georgia State’s Study Abroad Programs.

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Faizon Williams, a junior studying computer science in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded $2,500 to study on a Georgia State exchange program at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong.  He is also the recipient of an IEF study abroad scholarship and the Institute of International Business (IIB)’s Coca-Cola Global Ambassador Scholarship for Spring 2019.  Williams, a Perimeter College alum, previously studied abroad in 2017 on Georgia State’s Shakespeare in Italy program as a recipient of Study Abroad Programs’ International Access Scholarship.

Tiger A.H. Selmi, a sophomore studying computer information systems in the Robinson College of Business, has been awarded $3,500 to study on a Georgia State exchange program at Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands.  Selmi, a Perimeter College alum, is also the recipient of an IEF study abroad scholarship.  Additionally, he was awarded IIB’s Coca-Cola Global Ambassador Scholarship and Common study abroad scholarship for Spring 2019.

Georgia State has produced over 75 Gilman Scholars since 2012.  Since its inception, the scholarship program has enabled more than 25,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study.

The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

For more information on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, please contact Study Abroad Programs at

The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships in the Honors College advises honors and non-honors students on their applications for competitive national awards, including Gilman.  For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Jacob English at (404) 413-5577.

The Office of International Initiatives at Georgia State University is responsible for the strategic integration and coordination of the University’s international initiatives, partnerships, grants, program development and management, events and activities, study abroad programs, and the Confucius Institute.