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Press Release: Amanda Rivkin Receives Fulbright Award

The Fulbright Program The United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: James A. Lawrence Date: 8/4/11 Telephone: 202-632-3241 Amanda Rivkin Receives Fulbright Award Ms. Amanda Rivkin of Georgetown University has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Azerbaijan in Photography, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Rivkin is one of over 1,600 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2011-2012 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also …

Press Release: Amanda Rivkin Receives U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs 2011 Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: James A. Lawrence Date: May 12, 2011 Telephone: 202-632-3241 Amanda Rivkin Receives U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Amanda Rivkin of Georgetown University has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Azerbaijani in Azerbaijan during the summer of 2011. Amanda Rivkin is among the approximately 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s CLS Program to study Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu languages. U.S. students will spend seven to ten weeks in intensive language institutes this summer in 14 countries where these languages are spoken. The CLS Program provides fully-funded, group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences. CLS Program participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship and apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. The 2011 CLS Program …