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Congratulations to Ivan Olivas Chavez- SOL Education Abroad Scholarship and FEA Scholarship Awardee!

Ivan Olivas Chavez

Ivan Olivas Chavez, EKU undergraduate student dual-majoring in Network Security and Electronics and Spanish, and Spanish Studies tutor at the Bobby Verdugo Bilingual Peer Mentoring and Tutoring Center in McCreary Hall, will be attending the SOL Education Abroad Summer 2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina program.  As a testimate to his scholastic endeavors, he has been awarded scholarships from both SOL Education Abroad  and Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) for his participation!

The Spanish Immersion program in Buenos Aires, Argentina welcomes students to study at the University of Belgrano, a fully accredited university by the government of Argentina. This prestigious private university was founded in 1964 and is located in one of Buenos Aires’ best neighborhoods, the Belgrano district. This European-style city is full of museums, cafés, and historic districts.  The pleasant year-round climate is perfect for wandering the bustling streets and grand avenues of the city and exploring the numerous historic neighborhoods; experiencing the enchanting nightlife that the cosmopolitan city is famous for, tango clubs, cafés and world-class theaters. Study Spanish with students from all over the world at Belgrano’s state-of-the-art facilities. The beginning to advanced level Spanish language and culture classes are taught in Spanish or English, depending on the student’s skill level. The university also offers immersion classes in healthcare, medical terminology, pre-med, and other related medical and social service fields.

  • SOL Education Abroad offers Summer, Semester, Academic Year, Winter Break, and Custom Faculty-Led programs for university students in Buenos Aires, Argentina (University of Belgrano), Oaxaca, Mexico (University of Oaxaca), Heredia, Costa Rica (Latin University of Costa Rica), and Granada, Spain (University of Granada). SOL was elected the #1 Study Abroad Program in the US by Study Abroad 101 & Student Universe!  Ivan is 1 out of only 6 possible recipients to be selected to receive the SOL scholarship.

  • The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.  Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.  Since 2010, FEA has awarded almost 100 scholarships, helping students from all over the United States follow their dreams abroad.


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Published on April 05, 2017

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