Joshua Pine, a sophomore double-majoring in political science and Chinese, is a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. This award, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, will allow Pine to study in China during the spring of 2017. “I hope that my experience studying abroad will help me to better appreciate how China views the world and that it will empower me to serve as a bridge of understanding and as an ambassador of the common good.”
While in China, Pine will be enrolled at Peking University and take classes alongside Chinese students. He hopes to study international relations and especially US-China relations.
Pine works as a research assistant for Faculty Fellow Karrie Koesel, analyzing questions on China’s college entrance exam to better understand trends in Chinese political education. In his own research, he is broadly interested in the intersection of politics, religion, and international development in China. Pine is also a Kellogg International Student Scholar.