David L. Boren Awards for International Study

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Emphasized Countries for the Boren Awards

Boren Scholars and Fellows may study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  Students may apply to study in any country outside of the United States, Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.

The program will give preference to applicants planning to study in one of the following emphasized countries:

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh 
  • Belarus
  • Benin 
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the*
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt*
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea*
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana 
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras*
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Korea, South
  • Kosovo 
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon*
  • Liberia
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Mali* 
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria*
  • Oman
  • Pakistan*
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia*
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia 
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tunisia*
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine*
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen*

 *NSEP did not make awards for these countries in 2015. You may still apply for a 2016 Boren Award to study in one of these countries; however, you must include a viable alternate plan in another appropriate country for the same language of study.

2011 Fellow, Jordan
2012 Scholar, Brazil