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Suvash Gupta wins national scholarship to study in Spain

September 26, 2018

Suvash Gupta, a junior majoring in art, is the most recent University of Louisiana Monroe student to receive a Sigma Delta Pi scholarship to study abroad.  

Suvash Gupta in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. The ULM junior received one of only two scholarships to study in Spain. Courtesy photo

This year Gupta was one of only two students, nationally, who were awarded the scholarship to study in Spain. He spent four weeks at the University of Alcalá de Henares studying Spanish with other students from around the world. Gupta was especially thrilled to attend this university because Miguel de Cervantes, author of "Don Quijote de la Mancha," was born in the town, which is a UNESCO National Heritage Site and draws thousands of visitors every year.  

Gupta, the president of the ULM Lambda Sigma Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, was initiated in the fall of 2017. When he learned of the opportunity to apply to study in Spain, he immediately prepared all the documents, obtained his visa, and made preparations to leave. 


He decided to enter Europe through Germany since learning German is another objective of this Nepalese student who already speaks English, Maithili, Hindi, Urdu, and Nepali. Gupta completed his minor in Spanish in the fall of 2017.

Gupta, who is an accomplished artist, reported upon his return that this opportunity not only helped him to improve his Spanish but also helped him grow as a person. He said visiting historical places and museums which have inspired artists from around the world, fortified his knowledge and gave him an unforgettable experience.