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Accolades and Highlights

Congratulations to Patrick Crotty! He received a Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Congratulations to our Director, Dr. Andrew Sobiesuo! The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected Dr. Sobiesuo to receive a prestigious Fulbright Award to participate in the International Education Administrators Seminar in Germany. 

"The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."

Congratulations to Vegas Kremser! She received a Gilman Scholarship for her 2017-2018 program in the United Kingdom (Bristol) with our affiliate partner, USAC.

"The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, students in STEM fields, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students attending HBCUs or other minority-serving institutions, students attending community colleges, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation."

Congratulations to Candace Rohr! She received a Freeman-ASIA Scholarship for her study abroad with our Exchange Program, Kansai Gadai.  

"A Freeman-ASIA award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc."

CofC student Carter Rice is being featured by Affiliate Program, IES, for her work at her internship in Dublin, Ireland! Read more here.

CofC student Michelle Latzer is being featured by Affiliate Program, SFS, with her reflection on a semester in Tanzania! Read more here.