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Dream Big: Global Explorer Scholarship Recipient Carolina Granaci

Dream Big: Global Explorer Scholarship Recipient Carolina Granaci

Born in Moldova and raised in Rome, Italy, Carolina Granaci is an International Business major. She speaks six languages, and in high school, she did an exchange year in Nebraska, USA. Carolina is one of the recipients of the Global Explorer Scholarship.

Meet the President of JCU’s Student Newspaper The Matthew, Giulia Leo

Meet the President of JCU’s Student Newspaper The Matthew, Giulia Leo

Giulia Leo is a double major in English Literature and Communications. She is the current President of the student newspaper, The Matthew.

Helping People and the Environment: Student Viola Di Veroli

Helping People and the Environment: Student Viola Di Veroli

Viola Di Veroli is an International Business major from Rome, Italy. Viola attended high school at the Mosenson Elite Academy in Israel and enrolled in JCU in 2019. She participated in the 2021 Global Wellness Shark Tank with her startup Greety.

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Rian Ignasiak

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Rian Ignasiak

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rian Ignasiak is a Freshman majoring in International Affairs. Rian spent her senior year of high school as an exchange student in Chile and Peru. She is one of the recipients of the Global Explorer Scholarship.

Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Art History Student and Global Explorer Scholarship Recipient Roberta Imperiale

Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Art History Student and Global Explorer Scholarship Recipient Roberta Imperiale

Born and raised in Cerignola, in the Puglia region of Italy, Roberta Imperiale is an Art History major and one of the recipients of the Global Explorer Scholarship. Her involvement in international exchange programs, coupled with her love of art history, led her to choose Rome as her campus. 

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Stephanie Haigis

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Stephanie Haigis

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, to a German mother and an American father, Stephanie Haigis is a History major and one of the recipients of the Global Explorer Scholarship.

Raising Awareness Through Film: Student Saliha Crespo

Raising Awareness Through Film: Student Saliha Crespo

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Saliha Crespo is a photographer, filmmaker, and YouTuber currently majoring in Communications. In 2016, her first short film, Catch Me, which addresses the risks of teen dating violence, won two awards at the Miami 4 Social Change Youth Film Festival.

Meet Political Science Student Katarina Djorovic

Meet Political Science Student Katarina Djorovic

Katarina Djorovic is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Business Administration, Communications, and Italian Studies. She is a recipient of the Marija Govedarica Memorial Scholarship.

A Learner’s Mindset: Study Abroad Student Grace Vanderslice

A Learner’s Mindset: Study Abroad Student Grace Vanderslice

Grace Vanderslice is a senior at Texas Christian University, in Fort Worth. She studied abroad at JCU in Summer 2021. 

Bringing Queer Culture to JCU: Meet Student Miguel Avides.

Bringing Queer Culture to JCU: Meet Student Miguel Avides.

John Cabot University student Miguel Avides is from Porto, Portugal. An International Affairs major and Psychology minor, he will be the Vice President of the JCU Queer Alliance starting in Fall 2021. 

Communications Meets Art: Student Natalia Stanusch

Communications Meets Art: Student Natalia Stanusch

Hailing from Poland, student Natalia Stanusch is a double major in Communications and Art History. Natalia recently published an article called “The HaHa of Digital Deterritorialization: Looking at Memes through the lens of Dada Laughter” in the Meme Studies Research Network.

Human Rights and Peacekeeping Operations: Student Maria Young

Human Rights and Peacekeeping Operations: Student Maria Young

Maria Young is an International Affairs major with minors in Legal Studies and Economics. She’s currently doing a virtual internship at the Carabinieri's Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) in Vicenza, in the north of Italy.

Student Demetrio Iannone Admitted to Ph.D. Program in History at CUNY

Student Demetrio Iannone Admitted to Ph.D. Program in History at CUNY

Demetrio Iannone is a double major in International Affairs and History. He was recently accepted to CUNY, The City University of New York, for a Ph.D. in History with a full scholarship plus stipend.

Create to Educate: Business Administration Student Lenora Biche

Create to Educate: Business Administration Student Lenora Biche

Lenora Biche (class of 2021) is a Business Administration student from Bamenda, Cameroon. The entrepreneurship classes that Lenora took at JCU inspired her to launch BICHEdesigns, a clothing brand that mixes street fashion with African traditional fabrics.

The World Is An Open Door: Student Marilù Ciabattoni

The World Is An Open Door: Student Marilù Ciabattoni

An English Literature Major, Marilù Ciabattoni obtained various internships with organizations such as the Dorothy Circus Gallery, the British School at Rome, and Marshall Language Services.