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Chiara Maalouf, ’20, receives William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship to study abroad

| By Molly Robey
Chiara Maalouf, '20, William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship recipient
Chiara Maalouf, '20, William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship recipient

Chiara Maalouf, ’20, was awarded the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship to study abroad at American University in Dubai during the spring 2019 semester. This scholarship will allow her to learn about Middle Eastern culture.

Only 10 students from the United States are granted the prestigious William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship per semester.

A double major in computer science and applied mathematics, Maalouf hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science after graduation.

“I want to be immersed in a new culture. I love learning and I think there is a lot to learn from different people,” said Maalouf, who is an Evergreen and in the Chapel Choir.

Naomi Githae, assistant director of international programs, who has mentored William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship recipients since 2017, believes studying abroad gives students a well-rounded experience.

“Students who study abroad are more competitive in the job market. They learn about themselves and immerse themselves in a new culture,” said Githae. “They come back more independent and resilient.”

Loyola’s international study abroad programs give students an opportunity to immerse themselves in a variety of cultures from five different continents.

About the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship:

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program will provide American students based in the United States the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world.

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