Robert E Cook Honors College Student Studies in China through Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Program

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Gina Russo, a Robert E Cook Honors College (RECHC) student, is studying abroad through a grant from the Phi Kappa Phi study abroad program and funding from the Robert E. Cook Enhancement Fund

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We encourage our students to travel and study in other countries and to intern with top companies and in the public service sector. My reward will be to see these young people become more productive, more vital and more involved in the greater good of our society than would have been possible without the Honors College.

Robert E Cook Honors College Student Studies in China through Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Program

Gina Russo, a Robert E Cook Honors College (RECHC) student, is studying abroad through a grant from the Phi Kappa Phi study abroad program and funding from the Robert E. Cook Enhancement Fund In order to share her experiences, she is keeping an online travel blog. Russo, a junior history major from Lakewood, Colorado, is studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with the intention of learning more about the language and culture, as well as pursuing a concentration in Asian Studies. The blog can be found: http://realtravel.com/china-trips-i2352879.html.

The Robert E Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) wants its students to have every chance to excel and goes to great lengths to help students. One example of this philanthropy is through the Cook Enhancement fund provided by benefactor Robert Cook for whom the college is named

( http://www.iup.edu/honors/curstu/People/cook.html ).

“One of the things we do is help young people to raise their sights, to aim higher and to achieve the very best that is in them. Our job is not to tell the student how to plan his or her life. Our job is to provide the tools to allow the students to transform the way they think, reason and react to intellectual stimuli. Part of that experience is to extend their personal horizons beyond what they have known,” explains Robert Cook. “We encourage our students to travel and study in other countries and to intern with top companies and in the public service sector. My reward will be to see these young people become more productive, more vital and more involved in the greater good of our society than would have been possible without the Honors College.”

Learn more about the Robert E Cook Honors College at: http://www.iup.edu/honors
Phone: 1-800-487-9122

Learn more about Indiana University of Pennsylvania at: http://www.iup.edu

IUP is a member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

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