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IAS Student Receives Boren Scholarship

May 7, 2012 — Colby Hepner (International Area Studies, BA ’13) received the prestigious Boren Scholarship, which will allow him to spend the 2012-13 academic year in South Korea. The scholarship provides U.S. undergraduate students with up to $20,000 to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Colby will be studying Korean and international business at Hanyang University for five months, followed by a 6-month co-op at a Korean company.

Colby first became interested in South Korea while studying abroad in Daejeon, South Korea. Since transferring to Drexel, he has been working at the Office of International Programs and is currently on co-op at the Philadelphia World Trade Center where he works as an International Business Development intern. After graduating from Drexel, Colby plans to work in the Department of State’s Trade Policy and Programs division to fulfill the service requirement of the Boren Scholarship.

Established by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), the Boren Awards are designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills.

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