Abbie Moore ’18, a computer science major at Colorado College, has been awarded a Gilman International Scholarship for the Spring 2017 semester. Moore, who is from Dublin, Ohio, will be studying at the Aquincum Institute of Technology in Budapest, Hungary.
Moore says she chose the Aquincum Institute of Technology because of their program. “It bridges the gap between computer science and business. Everything depends on technology, and society is able to serve more people because of it," she says.
Moore, who is looking forward to her semester in Budapest, adds, “On a personal note, I'm also thrilled to meet Ernő Rubik, who invented the Rubik’s cube.”
She hopes in the future to work for an organization that builds relationships with clients and creates strategies that help improve their business through technology, she says.
The Gilman Scholarship Program, which is part of the U.S. Department of State, reviewed more than 2,700 applications for spring programs, and awarded just over 850 scholarships to students participating in study abroad programs and career-oriented internships around the world.