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Nursing Student to Study in China
Jun 28, 2012

Erin Dittmer, a School of Nursing student at Vanderbilt University, has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to study in China. Erin has a solid understanding of Chinese and plans to focus on improving her medical vocabulary while on her Boren Fellowship.  "I was living in China when SARS broke out, and seeing how that was handled was part of my interest into going into health care," said Erin. "With health issues like that, even wi...
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Boren Scholar Graduates
Jun 27, 2012

Trevor Rosenbery has graduated from the University of the Pacific School of International Studies in Stockton! He was a 2010 Boren Scholarship recipient and spent his year abroad at the Beijing Foreign Studies University. Trevor is currently interning at the international affairs office of the California Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento. Read more  about Trevor in his local paper.
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Engineers Without Borders in Kenya
Jun 27, 2012

Matt Smith is a Montana State University graduate student who will be returning to Nairobi, Kenya to research economics. On campus, Matt is an active member of many groups including Engineers Without Borders, which aims to provide clean drinking water and sanitation to school children in western Kenya. He has already been there three times since 2008. Matt was recently profiled by MSU. Find out more about his passions and interests ...
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University at Buffalo Receives First Boren
Jun 26, 2012

The University at Buffalo has its first Boren recipient. Sarah Boerschig, a sophomore majoring in history and Asian studies, will be studying at Kanazawa University in Japan. Her interest in Japan stems from a global history teacher in 10th grade, a friend who introduced her to anime, and books on haikus. In the future, Sarah hopes to work in the State Department and help solve international conflicts.
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Boren Alumni Receives Second Place in CET Video/Blog Contest
Jun 26, 2012

Tim Lu spent a year abroad in China during his junior year at Miami University of Ohio. His experience as a Boren Scholar engraved in him certain values, such as finding a cause to believe in, persevering, and always choosing optimism, that have defined his life since then. Today he works as a program coordinator for Operation Smile, a medical charity organization that provides cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries to children. Tim re...
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Boren Fellow Offers Advice
Jun 25, 2012

Lianne Gonsalves is pursuing her Master's degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to study Amharic in Ethiopia. She used her major of social and behavioral health to produce an application that tied family planning, environmental conservation, and national security together. In this interview for ProFellow, a website dedicated to finding fellowships, Lianne offers advice to future app...
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Mercyhurst University has Second Awardee
Jun 25, 2012

Domenic Vallone, who is studying applied intelligence at Mercyhurst University, received a Boren Fellowship to study Swahili in Tanzania. He will participate in the African Foreign Languages Initiative  and hopes to attain proficiency while abroad. Domenic graduated from Georgetown University in 2009 as a science, technology, and international affairs major. Domenic is the second student from Mercyhurst to win the Boren Fellowship...
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Boren Fellow to Research Korean Reunification
Jun 24, 2012

Albert Kim, a graduate student at George Mason University, was awarded a Boren Fellowship to study abroad in South Korea. Albert already has a BA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in international relations from American University, and an MA in international security from Korea University. While in Korea, he plans to research Korean security issues in U.S. foreign policy and more specifically, on Korean ...
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Two BYU Graduate Students Win Boren Awards
Jun 24, 2012

Spencer Humiston and Annie Samhouri from Brigham Young University won Boren Fellowships to study abroad. Spencer was a service missionary in Thailand between 1998 and 2000 and will be returning there to study the current political situation. He hopes to join the State Department when he returns. Annie will be in Jordan, focusing on language study and volunteering at a battered women's shelter. Her past experiences, including internin...
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University of St. Thomas Student Wins Award
Jun 20, 2012

Kayden Bui from the University of St. Thomas has received a Boren Scholarship. He will study at National Chengchi University in Taiwan during the next academic year. As a Chinese and biology double major, Kayden hopes to focus his career on global health. You can find the article written by the University of St. Thomas here .
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Beloit Student Receives Boren Scholarship
Jun 20, 2012

Beloit College junior Vivian Mitnick has received a Boren Scholarship to study at Shandong University in China. Vivian has a Chinese major and environmental studies minor and will be studying abroad for the whole year, where she plans to research environmental degradation issues affecting people in Jinan. Read Beloit College's full profile here .
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5 Years of Independent Study Pays Off
Jun 19, 2012

Villanova University junior Jerisa Upton is going to study abroad at Peking University in China using her Boren Scholarship. She began studying Chinese independently in seventh grade and is now a global interdisciplinary studies major and Chinese studies minor. In the future she hopes to pursue a master's degree and to become a diplomat or political analyst. Jerisa was recently profiled by Villanova. Read the article here .
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Record Number of Scholars from UGA
Jun 19, 2012

Five students, Tia, Malena, John, Christian, and David, from the University of Georgia received Boren Scholarships this year. Tia Ayele, an international affairs major, will spend a year in Addis Ababa studying Amharic and Arabic. She hopes to work in the Department of State after graduating. Arabic and religion majors Malena Lopez-Sotelo will travel to India to improve her Urdu and conduct research on Islamic religious stu...
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Scholar Inspired by His Professors to Study in Russia
Jun 18, 2012

Kyle Olsen from the College of the Holy Cross has received a Boren Scholarship to study abroad in Russia. Kyle is a political science and Russian double major and will be taking classes in Russian on topics related to Russian politics, history, and society. In addition to his language professors and the director of scholarships at the College of the Holy Cross, Kyle thanks his political science professor for the impact she's had on hi...
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BC's Most Successful Year with Boren
Jun 18, 2012

Matthew Alonsozana, Stephen Jung Woo Choi, and Kathleen Leuba from Boston College have been awarded Boren Scholarships, making it the school's most successful year with Boren Awards. Matthew is a biology and economics double major who will study public health at Northwestern University's Public Health summer program at Peking University. Kathleen, an international studies and Islamic civilization and societies major, will focus o...
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CWU Student Offered Chance to Enhance Russian Understanding
Jun 17, 2012

Central Washington University junior Sheena Wiles, a Russian and history double major, will study abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia during the next academic year. Sheena is a co-founder of the Russian club on her university's campus and is researching cultural representations of motherhood in European folklore. She hopes to continue studying womens issues in the future. Read more about Sheena on the CWU website .
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U-Idaho Student Wins Boren Scholarship
Jun 17, 2012

University of Idaho student, Ana Reed, has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to study abroad at Beijing University in China. In an article posted on the University's website, Ana said: “My goals while studying in China are to develop a greater understanding of the Chinese people and their government and to grasp their values and their perspective toward the Western world.” The international relations major hopes to contribute to U....
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UAlbany Student Awarded Boren Scholarship
Jun 16, 2012

UAlbany junior Andrew Chang will spend the 2012-13 school year in South Korea as one of only 161 undergraduate students in the nation to win the prestigious Boren Scholarship. The $20,000 awards are designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S citizens with foreign language and international skills, particularly in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad. Chang will be taking i...
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MLA Issues Statement on Language Learning & National Policy
Jun 15, 2012

Last week, the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association (MLA) issued a statement on language learning and United States National Policy.  In the statement, the MLA discusses the importance of foreign language learning for individual Americans and U.S. national security.  They also express concerns about funding cuts for advanced language study over recent years.  The statement reads: Anyone interested in the long-term...
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LBJ Student to Study Energy Development Strategies in Japan
Jun 13, 2012

Savin Ven Johnson, a student at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, was awarded a Boren Fellowship. She will study at the Graduate School of International Development and Cooperation at Hiroshima University in pursuit of her master's degree in Environment and Resource Economics. “My research focuses on Japan’s foreign aid and energy development strategies for low carbon energy sources in Southeast Asia,” said Savin. ...
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