Taylor A. Allen ('17)

Taylor A. Allen ('17)

Year: Class of 2017

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

Current Occupation: Marketing and Outreach Intern at White River Gardens

B.A. Degrees: International Studies and Spanish (double major)

Minors: Nonprofit Management and Latin American & Caribbean Studies 

School: IU School of Global and International Studies (SGIS), The College of Arts & Sciences

Awards and Honors: 2013-2017 IU 21st Century Scholarship; 2017 IU Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Society; IU College of Arts and Sciences Executive Dean’s List (2013-2017); Spring 2016 IU OVPDEMA Overseas Studies and Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient to Madrid, Spain.

Past IU Student Involvement: IU 21st Century Scholars G.I.V.E. Back Program; President of IU Thirst Project; 2016-2017 Peer Counselor of IU Office of Overseas Study; Spring 2016 IU Office of Overseas Study Program at Complutense University of Madrid in Madrid, Spain; Presented Thesis in April 2017 during IU SGIS Undergraduate Capstone Symposium.

Alumni Advice to Current IU 21st Century Scholars: “As an IU 21st Century Scholar, I highly recommend students to take advantage of all the amazing opportunities IU has to offer from sporting events to guest lecturers to study abroad! I would also encourage all scholars to visit the IU Office of Overseas Study to discuss your interest for pursuing a study abroad program during your time here at IU. I previously worked in this office as a study abroad peer counselor and have met extremely helpful and friendly staff who are willing help you during the entire study abroad application process from start to finish. One biggest tip is that you can use your IU 21st Century Scholarship on any IU or IU co-sponsored program (over 100+ study abroad programs/destinations), so take advantage of that free money! I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and had the best time of my life. Above all else, study hard, work towards your goals, and enjoy your time at IU because it does fly by in the blink of an eye.”

Future Plans: “In August 2017, I will be moving back to Madrid, Spain to teach English and American culture to Spanish students during the 2017-2018 school year, and then perhaps pursue the U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Program in 2018-2019.”