Foreign language study has long been one of the strengths at our university. So it’s not surprising to learn that three University of Michigan graduate students have been awarded the prestigious David L. Boren Fellowships for the 2012-13 academic year. Congratulations to Robert Poulson-Houser (South Asian Studies), Megan Ryan (Southeast Asian Studies) and Andrea Trese (Environmental Engineering). All are in Master’s programs.
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students who want to add an international experience and language study to their program. These fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Robert Poulson-Houser will be in India to study Urdu while volunteering in local elementary schools. Megan Ryan’s language focus is Bahasa Indonesian and she’ll be working on her study of Islamic law and dispute resolution in the Aceh region. Andrea Trese will be in Tanzania to learn Swahili and take part in a water supply internship.
The Boren Fellowships are administered through the International Institute. Check out their Graduate Funding page, which includes the Fulbright opportunities and foreign language study.
And of course, there are other sources that support study abroad listed in the Rackham funding pages.
About the Author
Pat McCune, Senior Project Manager, Rackham Graduate School
Published in: Graduate School News