David L. Boren Awards for International Study

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101 Fun Ways to Learn a Language
Jul 15, 2012

Living abroad gives you the opportunity to study languages in non-traditional settings. For example, you can interact with locals and read primary texts to learn useful phrases you don't always hear in classrooms. This article introduces 101 fun ways you can improve your skills, including watching a "cheesy sitcom" or attending a sporting event. We hope it provides you with interesting ideas. Good luck to all Boren recipients with t...
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Fellow Earns GED, Applies to College, and Travels Abroad
Jul 10, 2012

Leonard Leid, a graduate student at the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University in Bloomington, has received a Boren Fellowship to study the social, economic, and environmental implications of agricultural practices in Brasov, Romania. Leonard's religious background prohibited him from attending school past the eighth grade so he worked on the family farm instead. Motivated by his desire to travel, he took the GED and...
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Undersecretary Promotes Language Training
Jul 8, 2012

Michael Vickers, the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, believes that language can contribute to the success of military operations. In discussing the role of language in the killing of Osama Bin Laden, he stated: “I can’t go into more detail -- but the ability to have officers or translators who were fluent or very professionally competent in a language made all the difference.” He therefore concludes that foreign lang...
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Pitt Wins Award for the Tenth Consecutive Year
Jul 4, 2012

Three undergraduates and one graduate student from the University of Pittsburgh received Boren Awards to study abroad. Noah Haibach, a mathematics and economics major, will study at Bogazici University in Istanbul. He also hopes to do an internship with an international trade-consulting firm while abroad. Arielle Ross will be in Israel studying modern standard and colloquial Arabic. She is a political science and international r...
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USF Scholar Goes to Zanzibar
Jul 4, 2012

University of South Florida senior, Alecia Belnavis, has received a Boren Scholarship to study Swahili in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Her interest in African history stems from the absence of the topic in her high school world history classes. Determined to learn more about East African history and culture, Alecia applied for a Boren Award by discussing the connection between unstable governments and health care crises and how this leads to ...
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