Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship Award Recipient Returns to DIS in the Fall

To continue her passion for global health, Natalie Tikhonovsky will return to DIS to study in Copenhagen with the help of her Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship.

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 “My time abroad at DIS has helped shape me into a global citizen of the world, one who can engage in meaningful cross-cultural exchange, examine issues from multiple points of view, and adapt to new settings,” Natalie Tikhonovsky, Furman University.

Tikhonovsky was a student at DIS Stockholm this past spring of 2019 and is returning in the fall for the Public Health Program at DIS Copenhagen. While studying with DIS in the spring she received the Anders Urhskov Leadership Scholarship Award. The award was established in the name of former director of DIS, Anders Uhrskov.

The award is given to students who have shown a dedication to global leadership through their education while abroad. With the award comes a scholarship of $10,000.

“It is a tremendous honor to have received the Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship has enabled me to extend my studies in Scandinavia, a place I have still much to learn about,” Tikhonovsky said.

Tikhonovsky is a public health major with an emphasis in global health. While at DIS she took the Public Health and Migration Core Course with faculty member, Rachel Irwin, who had glowing compliments for Tikhonovsky and her role as a DIS student.

“Natalie was a fantastic student. Very engaged and insightful, and contributed to the class environment.,” Irwin said.

Now that Tikhonovsky is returning to Scandinavia, she will experience not only a new country but a new Academic Program in Copenhagen. The Public Health Program at DIS Copenhagen explores Denmark’s unique healthcare system that tracks population health to better inform policy making. The Program focuses on the rising cost and inequality of healthcare in Denmark and across Europe, especially in comparison to the U.S.

Tikhonovsky is really looking forward to getting to know a new wave of students and a new and diverse set of courses in Copenhagen. Her commitment to pursuing a first-hand education in global health is ever-expanding.

“This past semester exposed me to the many facets of global health and the wide range of professional opportunities in the field. I am excited to form new relationships with my fellow classmates at DIS Copenhagen in the fall,” Tikhonovsky shared.

>> Learn more about the DIS study abroad scholarships here.

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