March 25, 2015

Arabic Language Immersion Preps Penn Senior for Government Service Career

Blake Harwood, a Modern Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations Major, will be graduating from Penn in May of 2015. It can certainly be said that language learning has been her passion at Penn, stemming from her winning a scholarship to study in Arabic in Cairo for six weeks in high school. Since this inaugural scholarship, Harwood has gone on to study Arabic and Spanish in Morocco and Tunisia multiple times having been awarded the prestigious Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Critical Language Scholarship, and the David L. Boren Scholarship. The FLAS fellowship awarded through the Penn Middle East Center allowed Blake to study Arabic in Morocco in 2014. Boren L. Scholarship will require Harwood to contribute a year of government service after graduation. 

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