David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In September 2012, the 6th annual Howard Baker Jr. and Sol Linowitz awards, recognizing and honoring the outstanding public service and academic achievements of Boren Scholarship and Fellowship alumni, were presented to Michael Chahinian, a Boren Scholar to China, and Hilary Wehr, a Boren Fellow to Syria.
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Fulbright Scholar Program
Through the Fulbright Scholar Program, Doug Mitchell, a former Adjunct Instructor at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism traveled to the Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile) to train students on how to become involved in public radio and help launch in internet radio station, RadioUC.
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Women's Enterprise for Sustainability:Tunisia
Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES), IIE San Francisco's Women’s Leadership Initiatives’ newest program, focuses on building the entrepreneurialism and sustainability of local civil society organizations in Tunisia and training a network of women entrepreneurs with leadership and practical skills to actively contribute to shaping the future of their country. WES trainers such as Fathia Jouabria are critical to making this happen.
Learn more about Fathia's work managing a microcredit program in Tunis
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ExxonMobil Scholarship for Research
ExxonMobil created the ExxonMobil Scholarship for Research in 2011 as an opportunity for students in the STEM fields to receive funding to complete their undergraduate thesis at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Among the first generation of laureates is Jessica Lilian Aceves Flores. Before she received the ExxonMobil scholarship, Jessica’s higher education was purely related to engineering, her passion; however, during the program Jessica participated in discussions that she says helped to enlarge her perspective on the world.
Learn more about how the ExxonMobil program expanded Jessica's horizons
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Brazil Scientific Mobility Program
In describing how the Brazil Scientific Mobility program affected his life, Sanderson Santos would not say just significantly – he would say it completely changed it. He expanded his global view and was able to merge his old ideas on creating connections between Brazil and other countries with new ideas on innovation and entrepreneurship that he was exposed to in the U.S.
Learn more about Sanderson's studies in the U.S.
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IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund
The Institute of International Education helps scholars from all over the world flee oppression and violence through its Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF). In 2012 IIE celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Scholar Rescue Fund, founded by Dr. Henry Jarecki, Thomas Russo and George Soros. SRF scholars from Iraq, Zimbabwe, Sudan and SRF founders tell their stories in this moving video.
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The Bulgarian Young Leaders Program
As a fellow in the U.S. Academic Immersion Program (USAIP) component of the Bulgarian Young Leaders Program (BYLP), Iliana Lazarova attended Barnard College at Columbia University during the 2011-2012 academic year. While at Barnard, Iliana excelled academically, joined several on-campus organizations, volunteered and secured a prestigious internship with the Bulgarian Mission to the United Nations.
Learn more about how Iliana's BYLP experience has helped her career in Bulgaria
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Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP)
Daniel Bellefleur, a graduate from the Lafollette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, worked at AmCham Indonesia in Jakarta with the SEBAR program team to conduct joint policy research on topics such as ASEAN manpower laws, entrepreneurship through small- and medium-sized enterprises and small-scale renewable energy infrastructure.
Learn more about Daniel's research and work with AmCham
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Ethiopian Women's Leadership Program
"In this tough life, it is important to make ourselves as valuable as possible. This is something I learned from the Ethiopian Women’s Leadership Program (EWLP). I am always glad to see how much EWLP has positively influenced my life. It was life changing! I have learned how to live my life!" - Elham Ali, EWLP student at Addis Ababa University
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Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program
Dean Landers is an 11th and 12th grade physics teacher at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Georgia. Anju Gupta is a physics teacher at the Welham Girls’ School in Dehradun, India. Dean and Anju were selected to participate in the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program in the fall of 2011. For the semester, Dean taught in Anju’s classroom in Dehradun, India and Anju taught in Dean’s classroom in Suwanee, Georgia.
Learn more about Dean's classroom experience in India
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Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching
Craig M. Divis is a high school Social Studies teacher and department chair of the Social Studies department at Bellows Falls Union High School in Bellows Falls, Vermont, USA. As a 2011-2012 Distinguished Fulbright Teacher, he traveled to South Africa to study the diversity of the anti-apartheid movement and how it is taught in schools today.
Learn more about Craig's work and the capstone project he produced based on his experience
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Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program
Tilyian Morrin, a student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, ventured to the University of Cape Town in South Africa to learn more about familial integration, human and social development. During her time abroad, she participated in a program called SHAWCO.
Learn more about Tilyian and her work with SHAWCO in Cape Town
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Hubert H. Humphrey Program
As a Senior Immigration Officer/Training Coordinator for Uganda’s Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control, Hubert H. Humphrey alumna Agnes Igoye is committed to eradicating modern-day human trafficking. As a 2010-2011 Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, she studied Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention.
Learn more about how Agnes continues to make a difference in the field of human rights
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As an entrepreneur, Noha Abousonna understood the importance of expressed cultural connectivity when she applied to the TechWomen program. She was determined to enhance her expertise and develop tools to help other entrepreneurs start and grow their own companies. Noha wanted to learn more about mentorship, explore Silicon Valley companies, and connect with the vast networks of experts who would help her learn to transmit the skills and information she acquired to others.
Learn more about the connections Noha made through TechWomen
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The PRESTASI program, sponsored by USAID/Indonesia, provides scholarships and training to professionals in Indonesia. PRESTASI alumna Irma Martam graduated from The George Washington University with a Master of Public Health degree in December 2011. Within one year, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Pulih Foundation, where she has made significant contributions to important health and gender issues in Indonesia.
Learn more about how Irma continues to contribute to individuals and communities in Indonesia
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Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
“The fact that I am difable (differently abled) has been the most powerful spirit in my life. Living with this condition has enabled me to make a difference and contribute to social justice for other difable people. I perceive this condition as a gift from God which becomes a unique strength in my life.”- Risnawati Utami, IFP Fellow, Indonesia
Learn more about Risnawati's passionate advocacy for difable health care policies as an IFP Fellow
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International Visitor Leadership Program
Szarita Laitphlang is the National Coordinator for the Indian Youth Congress, where she undertakes election campaigns for Congressional candidates in the states of Meghalaya, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, and trains grassroots-level party workers in various parts of India. Her first visit to the U.S. was through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Learn more about Szarita's visit as as an IVLP participant
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Alcoa: Toward Sustainable Landscapes
The Alcoa Foundation created the Advancing Sustainability Research: Innovative Partnerships for Actionable Solutions initiative in response to the many serious sustainability challenges facing the world today. Through Alcoa initiative, which is administered by the Institute of International Education, Greening Australia is tackling the problem of phosphorus fertilizer run-off in Western Australia wetlands.
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Watch interviews with Advancing Sustainability Research project participants
The Language Flagship
Edan Qian has been surprised during his year in China under The Language Flagship. A biology major at the University of Oregon (UO), he knew that his program of study would include advanced language and direct enrollment studies at Nanjing University, as well as an internship in his field where he would experience culture and language in a real Chinese professional setting. What he did not realize was how well the UO Chinese Flagship Program had prepared him for his studies overseas.
Learn more about Edan's time at Nanjing University and his internship with a biotech company in Shanghai
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