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Scholar Asks Michelle Obama About Critical Languages
Mar 17, 2014

Jennifer Cardoza, 2013 Boren Scholar and recipient of the Gilman Scholarship, submitted a question as part of CNN's "Why Study Abroad: Ask Michelle Obama" assignment.  Jennifer, a senior from Northern Arizona University, is currently in South Korea.   In her response to CNN , Jennifer shares some of the highlights of her time in Seoul so far, which include participating in language exchange cafes and establishing a pen pal program b...
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Scholar Responds to CNN
Mar 15, 2014

Chineme Ezekwanna, 2013 Boren Scholar to Senegal, writes about her time in Senegal and the cultural and personal lessons that she learned from her experience in response to CNN's "Why Study Abroad: Ask Michelle Obama" assignment. Drawing from her experience abroad, Chineme asks First Lady Michelle Obama  about the future expansion of study abroad locations around the world.  CNN's "Why Study Abroad: Ask Michelle Obama" assignment c...
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2012 Boren Fellow in China
Mar 10, 2014

Jomo Smith, a 2012 Boren Fellow in China, improved his Mandarin language skills and conducted research on the establishment of Muslim schools in China in the 1930's and 1940's. In this video , Jomo reflects on his experience as well as the relationship between the modernization of China and the preservation of minority cultures and religious traditions.    While in China on the Boren Fellowship, Jomo was a PhD candidate at the Univ...
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2005 Scholar in Vietnam
Mar 4, 2014

Thao-Nguyen Le, 2005 Boren Scholar to Vietnam, not only improved her vocabulary in Vietnamese, she also expanded her understanding of regional differences in language and culture.  In this short video , she shares how daily interactions with her host family and trips to the local food market taught her important language and cultural skills.   While on the Boren Scholarship, Thao-Nguyen Le was a student at Seattle University earnin...
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Generation Study Abroad
Mar 3, 2014

The Institute of International Education (IIE) launched a five-year initiative aimed at doubling the number of U.S. students studying abroad.  Launched this week,  Generation Study Abroad aims to have 600,000 students study abroad by 2019.  The article “ What Will It Take to Increase Study Abroad? ” outlines how IIE plans to achieve this new initiative.  The Generation Study abroad initiative is off to a strong start. More tha...
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