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Leoma James reflects on her Boren Fellowship experience in Tanzania

During her Master of Education program at the University of Washington, Leoma received an additional opportunity to travel back to Africa as the 2022 recipient of the David L. Boren Fellowship, which allowed her to live in Tanzania and study Swahili for nine months. 

The David L. Boren Fellowship is an initiative of the national security education program that provides U.S graduate students funding of up to $25,000 to study less commonly taught languages in regions that are underrepresented in study abroad programs. In exchange for funding, Boren fellows commit to working for the U.S. federal government for up to one year.  

Read about Leoma’s experience