Brown has long been a destination for some of the most talented students from around the world. Valerie Aguilar Dellisanti ’23 is one of them.
A native of Peru, Dellisanti speaks eight languages and received a scholarship from the German government to attend a German high school in Lima. When it came time to apply to colleges, her research focused on schools where she could study a diverse range of subjects. Brown rose to the top.
“Brown was my first choice ever since I found out how unique its learning environment was,” she says. “I found out about the Open Curriculum and I thought, ‘That sounds like me!’”
Her immediate next thought was about financial aid. She had gone without electricity and running water at times when she was young, and she knew the chances of receiving the amount of scholarship she needed to study in the U.S. were very small.
Thanks to consistent improvements in Brown’s financial aid program over the past 20 years, Dellisanti received a comprehensive aid package that enabled her to choose Brown.
Now, Brown is poised to expand this support to more exceptional international students.