9. If I cannot go overseas for 6 months or longer, should I still apply?

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Yes. While the Boren Fellowships have a preference for 6 months or longer overseas, applicants proposing overseas programs of 3-6 months, especially those in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are encouraged to apply.  In your application, explain why you have chosen to go overseas for a shorter period, whether it is because of your class sequence, participation in a particular sport, familial responsibilities, or other compelling reasons.