Friends & Alumni

Giving to the U
The International Stud- ies Program depends on support from its friends and alumni to help enhance the educational experiences of students and to facilitate guest speakers, workshops, and events on campus. Scholarships for Inter- national Studies majors are needed to help defray tuition costs as well as the expenses involved with part- icipating in a learning abroad program or international internship. 

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Chulwoo Charles Park, BS International Studies 2013

Charles Park on a camel     Charles Park gardening in Mongolia 

Charles graduated from the U in 2013 with a BS in International Studies with an emphasis in Global Health and a BS in Biology.  While at the U, Charles served as a peer advisor for the International Studies Program, lived in the Humanities House, and was honored by carrying the College of Humanities flag in the inauguration of President Pershing. Charles also spent many hours serving the community by participating in Alternative Fall and Spring Break, being an ASUU tutor, volunteering for Recycle Rice Eccles, and assisting the local Korean community center.  He participated in not one but two study abroad programs in Thailand and Ghana.  Since graduation, Charles has traveled to Mongolia and completed a year of coursework in a Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins.  He is currently completing a practicum with World Vision in Sierra Leone.

"International Studies (IS): Global Health undergraduate program in the University of Utah motivated me to continue public health study at graduate level, and I am currently in one of the challenging countries, Sierra Leone. The country has regained democracy and peace after brutal civil war for diamond (1991-2002), but it suffers again due to Ebola outbreak right now. During IS, I got confidence and braveness through two Study Abroad Programs - Thailand Strengthening Family Program and Ghana Global Public Health - and I am here in Sierra Leone to save people’s lives.” -Chulwoo Charles Park