Juan José Londoño, the GRSP student attending Georgia Gwinnett College this year, reported on his experiences to date. The Rotary Club of Lawrenceville is one of his sponsors. J. J., as he is known, is from Medellin, Colombia, and is a biomechanical major at Eafit University where he lacks one semester and an internship to finish his degree. He told us about his country–its various geological areas, its “no season” climate, and its access to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Medellin, his home city, is located in Antioquia department (i.e., state) and has a population of about 3 million people. He described it as a multi-cultural city which is the second largest in Colombia. Located in a valley, it is known as the the City of Eternal Spring. He then talked about his family, girlfriend, and dog. His father, mother, and brother are all engineers or studying to be an engineer. He has been enjoying the week-end activities provided by his host family and GRSP.
GRSP Scholarship Funding – The Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) Foundation has recently agreed to substantial contributions towards the funding of GRSP scholarships at the school. Beginning in the school year, 2014-2015, there will be (3) scholarships available. Due to this generous bequest the costs to the Rotary Clubs will be the lowest in the University System of Georgia. Since 1946, Rotarians in Georgia have promoted world peace through understanding by offering scholarships to international students for one year of study inGeorgia colleges and universities. Georgia Rotary Clubs sponsor students recommended by a Rotary Club in their home country.