Our 62nd Abroad101 Student of the Week award goes to Nicoli James from Oklahoma State University! Nicoli is a sophomore that is currently double majoring in business management & international business with a minor in Italian, how amazing. While at Oklahoma State he has racked up accolades including the Dean’s Honor Roll, President’s Honor Roll, Gilman Scholarship, Regional Distinguished Scholarship, and the Sigma Alpha Lambda New Member Scholarship. His endeavors reflect his aspirations to open an international boutique business across Italy to let Italians purchase merchandise that are specific to America, which aren’t currently readily available in their country. Noting Nicoli’s interest in building a business in Italy it is no surprise for his intentions of traveling abroad to get a head start on how to make this business a success!
Nicoli was recently accepted into the Italian International Institution, through the API Lorenzo De’ Medici Semester Program, which is making his dream to study abroad in Italy become a reality. This program will take place in Florence, Italy for the duration of the spring semester of 2016. While in Italy, Nicoli will be participating in an internship to help gain knowledge and experience in international affairs all while earning credits towards his degree. This opportunity couldn’t be more perfect for Nicoli and his future plans, but he just needs a little assistance financially to get there! Don’t worry though, it’s evident that Nicoli is determined to reach this goal because in addition to his fundraising Mission he also has a part time job. He even is holding car washes to raise the funds, that’s what we call dedication! Check out Nicoli’s Mission and how you can help here.
The Abroad101 Student of the Week initiative awards a student who created a Mission for a study abroad program on GoEnnounce with a donation to their fundraiser. Learn more about this partnership from Abroad101 CEO Mark Shay and GoEnnounce co-founder Melissa Davis here.
Stay tuned for our next Abroad101 Student of the Week!