The Norman Transcript

April 29, 2014

Three OU students receive Boren Award for International Study

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Three University of Oklahoma students — Jack Bergum of South Range, Wis., Daniel Glickstein of Dallas and JoAnne Kosta of Fairfax, Va. — have won the Boren Award for International Study, sponsored by the National Security Education Program.

Boren Scholarships, named for David L. Boren, OU’s 13th president and a former Oklahoma governor and U.S. senator, focus on geographic areas, languages and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. The awards provide up to $20,000 in funding to undergraduate students to study abroad.

Bergum, the son of Kent and Kelly Bergum and a sophomore with a double major in political science and International Security Studies, will spend the 2014-2015 academic year at Moulay Ismail University in Morocco.

A senior International Security Studies major with a minor in Arabic, Glickstein plans to study in Amman, Jordan, for the fall semester at the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy. He is the son of Anne and Alan Glickstein. While abroad, he will participate in an internship focused on economic development and refugee assistance.

Kosta, the daughter of Mary and Leonard Kosta and a member of the Arabic Language Flagship, is pursuing a double major in Arabic languages and literatures and Middle Eastern studies. She will travel to Morocco this summer and begin to study for a full year in Meknes, Morocco, at the Arab American Language Institute and the Université Moulay Ismail.

Last summer, Kosta studied in Meknes and, in 2012, she participated in the summer Arabic immersion program at the University of Texas-Austin. After her year abroad, Kosta will graduate summa cum laude and then attend graduate school for the study of Arabic dialects.

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