Jacob Ohrt, a senior in mechanical engineering, is one of three University of Iowa students to have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by

the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

Ohrt of Iowa City will spend the summer in China interning at YingChuang 3D Printed.  He will serve as a communication bridge between engineers at the company and their overseas customers. 

Through this experience, he hopes to gain a better understanding of Chinese culture and to use the experience gained to obtain a job in foreign relations. 

His advice for others applying for the Gilman International Scholarship is start the process early, attend the information sessions, and use the writing resources available on the University of Iowa campus.