Huntington native, Caleb Peare, 24, was one of six Wabash College students to accept fellowships to aid study abroad programs.
Three of those students, Jaques Boulais, Ian Gale, and Kwaku Sarpong, earned placements in the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), while Chase Breaux, Kacob Monninger, and Peare received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad.
Peare is a Spanish major with minors in French and education studies who has made the dean’s list four times. Additionally, he is a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity and is involved in College Mentors for kids, Wamidan, and the Wabash Pep Band.
While in high school, he studied abroad in Oviedo, Spain. For this program, he will be based in Valencia, Spain.
“It is an honor to receive the Gilman Scholarship,” Peare said. “This scholarship relives a great financial burden and will allow me the flexibility to engage in more activities while abroad. I am most excited to walk the Camino de Santiago while in Spain.”
The Gilman International Scholarship is run by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and aims to encourage participation in study abroad programs specifically for under-represented students and under-represented languages or areas in the world.
Recipients of IIE scholarships are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in other countries to gain a better understanding of the languages, cultures, and economies, making them better prepared for leadership positions.