GSP Alum Receives Prestigious Boren Fellowship


By shahnita
Jul 10, 2012 Bookmark and Share

Former GSP RA Bobby Poulson-Houser will Study Urdu in India

Former GSP RA Bobby Poulson-Houser will Study Urdu in India

GSP's first Resident Advisor from 2009-10, Bobby Poulson-Houser, has been awarded the prestigious Boren Fellowship for the 2012-13 academic year to study Urdu and volunteer in elementary schools in India.  The fellowship, sponsored by the National Security Education Program, provides up to $30,000 to U.S. Graduate students to bolster their education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language fluency. “The Boren Fellowship is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in a new language and familiarity with another culture,” said Bobby Poulson-Houser. “As an aspiring foreign service officer who plans to one day work for the State Department, I hope to finish my Boren period with professional fluency in Urdu to complement the cultural studies I pursued at Michigan.”  Bobby has remained a regular visitor to the GSP Office for the past 2 years as he served as the Peer Academic Support Specialist (PASS) for North Quad.