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Gordon Okumu — Transforming Trees into Water in Kenya

Gordon Okumu, an International Studies major at the University of Oregon, has visited his hometown of Migori, Kenya, every December since moving to the United States in 2016. On each trip, Okumu has noticed a decrease in Migori’s tree count. “I realized that the place that I ...

Dayna Hansberger, 2019 Slape Awardee – Research in Ethiopia

Dayna was awarded the George and Conni Slape Fellowship for $1000 (Spring 2019) to support her international research in Ethiopia. Dayna writes: “My thesis centers on the experiences of rural households in Ethiopia in exploring drivers and barriers to household latrine ownership. Ethiopia has one ...

Brenda Garcia-Millan, Congressional Intern

Brenda Garcia-Millan (Spring 2018) is currently interning at Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley’s office in Washington, D.C. Brenda was awarded the “We the People” Congressional Scholarship for full-time interns. She is working with the Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and Energy and Climate policy ...

Matt Fouts – Boren Fellowship, Japan

Matt Fouts, a JDMA graduate student in International Studies, received the Boren Fellowship in 2017. He writes of his experience, including encouragement for future Boren Fellowship Awardees: “The Boren Fellowship is a great award for students interested in language study, international ...

Joze Pelayo – Summer 2017

Joze Pelayo graduated from the International Studies M.A. program in summer 2017. He is currently with the Arab Gulf States Institute (AGSIW) in Washington DC, a think tank dedicated to providing expert research and analysis of the social, economic, and political dimensions of the Gulf Arab states. ...

Coverdell Fellows Join INTL in Fall 2019

Three Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) will make their Eugene their new home in Fall 2019 – as newly admitted graduate students, joining the International Studies M.A. Program (INTL). The program is looking forward to this new collaboration in learning and serving. While these are the not ...

Lina Lechlech – African Studies Research Award

African Studies awarded International Studies graduate student, Lina Lechlech, the African Studies Research Award, providing $500 towards Lina’s research project on sexual assault services in Western Cape Province, South Africa. Lina was elated to receive this award, saying, “This award ...

Gabreilla Farland – Overcoming Her Greatest Battles

Gabriella Farland knew from a young age that she had a love for language and travel, as well as an internal longing to help others and a nerdy fascination with science and health. That is why Farland originally came into the University of Oregon as a Biology major planning on pursing a pre-medical ...

“The Journey of a Refugee” – A prize-winner at the Grad Fair

Nino Dgebuadze (center, photo), a concurrent student in Nonprofit Management (MNM) and International Studies (INTL), was part of an award-winning 3-person panel at the 2019 University of Oregon Graduate Forum. The panel used three points of view to sketch a narrative of modern displacement and the ...

Lina Lechlech/ Alyssa Sperry – Global Oregon International Research Awards

Two International Studies Graduate Students have won Global Oregon International Research Awards from the UO Global Studies Institute! International Studies M.A. students, Lina Lechlech and Alyssa Sperry, were selected to receive graduate research awards, which will help to fund each of their ...
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