Israel Hill, a sophomore studying computer science, and Evan Harris, a sophomore studying finance, were each awarded a fully funded three-week study program in China by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
While in China, the students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Mandarin language and Chinese culture by attending seminars on language, culture and history, participating in workshops, touring local attractions and more.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation promotes African-American interest in career and study options involving U.S.-China relations.
Both students were active in their first year on campus.
Hill was on a team that developed a mobile application that informs students of bus schedules on campus. He also landed an internship with a software company.
Harris is involved in many campus organizations, including Economics Society, CWRU Capital and the CWRU Afro-American Society. He also has had several professional internships and studied in the Netherlands during Spring Break.