Area student to study language in Oman
by MDJ staff
May 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 1274 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Seven University of Georgia students will enhance their language skills abroad this summer through two federally funded scholarship programs.

Four students received Boren Scholarships, which are funded by the National Security Education Program and offer up to $20,000 for language study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests. Three additional students received awards from the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Program and will spend seven to 10 weeks in intensive language institutes abroad. One of the Critical Language Scholars is KC Shornima, a sophomore from Marietta, majoring in international affairs and Arabic who will study Arabic in Oman.

“The Boren and Critical Language scholarship programs offer superb immersive experiences, and I know that our students will take full advantage of these wonderful opportunities,” said David S. Williams, associate provost and director of the Honors Program.

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