Boren Awards information session


October 30, 2013 - 6:30pm


University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)

Contact Name: 

Karen Wachsmuth

Contact Phone: 


Are you looking for funding for study abroad, international graduate work, or language learning?
Would you like to study Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Zulu, or another less–commonly–taught language? 

The Boren awards offer up to $20,000 for undergraduate study abroad and up to $30,000 for graduate student language study and international research. UI application deadlines: mid–late January, 2014 (see below)

UI Boren Campus Representative Karen Wachsmuth will present a Boren Awards information session on Wednesday, October 30, from 6:30–8 p.m. in the International Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre.

Who should attend?
•                Undergraduate students
•                Graduate students
•                STEM students
•                I.S.B.A and Honors students
•                Professional students

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.  Boren scholars and fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less–commonly–taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to begin or further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, Zulu, or French. Special summer opportunities are available for STEM students. For a complete list of languages and countries, please visit the Boren Awards website.

In exchange for funding, Boren Award recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.  More information about the Boren Awards is available at–funding–opportu...,–graduate–fellowships, and

This workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Karen Wachsmuth, academic programs and student services administrator, International Programs, karen–, 319–335–1436.

Application Deadlines

Boren Scholarship           UI Campus Deadline  January 22, 2013
Boren Fellowship             National deadline: January 28, 2014