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UMBC Boren and Gilman Scholars

MLLI-RUSS major Cody Thomas to study Russian in Kazakhstan

June 6, 2018 8:40 AM

The Boren Scholarship, a National Security Education Program initiative, provides students with unique opportunities to study languages that are important to national security, but are not commonly taught in schools. Boren Scholars commit to federal government jobs related to national security for at least one year after graduating. 

This year, Cody Thomas ‘18, double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, received the Boren Scholarship for International Study. He will travel to Kazakhstan to study the Russian language at Nazarbayev University, through a program hosted by the University of Arizona.

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