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2014 Boren Scholar and Alternate

March 4, 2014

Jennifer Siew (International Area Studies, BA ’15, Honors) received the prestigious Boren_Awards for study at Sao Paulo State University, Brazil. Ann Marie Hager (Political Science, BS ‘ 15, Honors) is an Alternate for Jordan. A huge congratulations to them both!

Jennifer Siew Jen will be studying at the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil and hopes to learn more about microfinance and public health initiatives while improving her Portuguese. Jen is no stranger to international experiences, she has spent a combined 14 months in the Middle East both studying and co-oping abroad.

Ann Marie HagerAnn Marie started learning Arabic in her first year at Drexel and hopes to use the Boren Scholarship to enroll in the CIEE program at Princess Sumaya University of Technology in Amman, Jordan. Ann Marie previously studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and participated in the “Drexel in London + Amman: Summer Studies in Peace & Conflict” program.

Huge congratulations to both of them!


The Boren Awards, established by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), are designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Established by Congress in 1991, the Boren Awards provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study the languages and cultures of Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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