GCC Student Wins Scholarship to go on a Global Exchange
Daysi Chavarria won the Global Citizenship Certificate (GCC) scholarship to go on a Global Exchange and study at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea, for Fall 2018. The GCC scholarship is awarded to FSU undergraduate students enrolled in the GCC and the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society who would like to use the scholarship funds to participate in one of FSU’s Global Exchange Programs.
“As part of the GCC, I took the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) survey. I fall under the ‘Networker’ classification,” Chavarria said.
IES is an online inventory, measuring students’ intercultural competence. The test results allow students to see their specific level of cultural competence and help them identify their areas of improvement.
“The IES results revealed that it is easy for me to connect with people; however because I tend to not explore differences or the reasons for them, my relationships remain superficial,” Chavarria explained. “Going on an exchange allows me a chance to grow in this area and become more of a ‘Globalist’ by developing more awareness and becoming better at initiating relationships to gain valuable intercultural experiences.”
Additionally, she belongs to Global Noles, a mentor program at FSU that pairs incoming exchange students with FSU students in order to help them adjust to life in the U.S. and at FSU. She believes that returning to FSU after her experience abroad will help her provide better support to exchange students.
Chavarria is a sophomore studying information communication and technology.
Chavarria is enrolled in the Global Citizenship Certificate and Garnet & Gold Scholar Society, two requirements for applying for the GCC Scholarship. Interested students should visit cge.fsu.edu/gccscholarship for more information and application details.
Photo from left: Daysi Chavarria and Hee Eul Yoo, a former exchange student from Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea, at International Coffee Hour.