How Korbel Students plan to spend their summer

The Josef Korbel School recognized students who have received competitive fellowships as well as the inaugural class of Korbel in Geneva.

During the breakfast, sponsored by the Office of Career and Professional Development, each of the student and alumni fellows had the opportunity to share details about their fellowships and to thank the faculty and staff that mentored them through the application process.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies 2014 Fellows

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Congratulations to the following students and alumni:


Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

  • Chad Bringhurst
  • Allen Grouse
  • Shela Rivera
  • Kevin Neighbors


A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages. The selection process is administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program is administered by American Councils and The Ohio State University/Ohio University.

  • Christian Allen
  • Micahel Buckley
  • William Mateo
  • Kevin Neighbors
  • Porscha Stiger


EMDAP is a unique opportunity for students and recent graduates to contribute to emerging market business development by using their knowledge of business management practices to identify business solutions in diverse situations.

  • W. Ryan Talmage
  • Autumn Gorman


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.

  • Christian Allen
  • Elizabeth Caruth
  • Amanda Peskin


Established in 1977 in the memory of Harold W. Rosenthal, the Rosenthal Fellowship was created to expose young scholars of foreign affairs to the inner workings of Congress, the U.S. Department of State and other agencies of the federal government. Each year, a select group of graduate students are chosen from 34 member schools of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. Fellows are chosen for their outstanding scholarly achievements, for their character and for their commitment to the study of international affairs. The Rosenthal Fellows community helps the next generation of international affairs professionals have the opportunity to work in international affairs offices in the federal government.


The PMF Program is a competitive flagship leadership development program at the entry level for recent Master’s and PhD graduates interested in public service. In addition to salaries and benefits, fellows receive formal classroom training and leadership management, and policy, challenging work assignment, feedback on their work, at least one for-six montgh development assignment, and the potential for accelerated promotions.

  • Sonny Nathan Libero
  • Julie Messersmith


The Grameen Foundation Fellowship leverages the Bankers without Borders model to provide unique 12-month placement opportunities for talented business and technology professionals seeking in-depth, hands-on field experience in the social sector. All fellows receive monthly stipends, group orientation, and ongoing professional development training.

  • Laura Burns


GHFP-II, led by the Public Health Institute (PHI), helps USAID address its immediate and emerging human capital needs by developing a diverse group of global health professionals to support and sustain the effectiveness of the Agency’s current and future health programs. At different stages of their careers, this cadre of global health talent is motivated, technically excellent, well-supported, representative of the diversity of the American people, and committed to contributing to USAID’s success in key global health priority areas.

  • Kendra Allen


The Chinese Government Scholarship Program is established by the Ministry of Education of China in accordance with educational exchange agreements or understandings reached between the Chinese government and governments of other countries, organizations, education institutions and relevant international organizations to provide both full scholarships and partial scholarships to international students and scholars. The MOE entrusts the China Scholarship Council to handle the enrollment of international students and carry out the routine management of the Chinese Government Scholarship Program.

  • Stephanie Elizabeth Nelson


The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), in collaboration with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), inaugurated the Japan Travel Program for U.S. Future Leaders in 2009. The goal of this program is to foster a new generation of future leaders in the United States who are interested in achieving a greater understanding of Japan and its roles in global affairs. Each year, the program invites approximately twelve first-year graduate students of international affairs to Japan as a group. Students who currently are or previously have been engaged in Japan studies as well as those who demonstrate interest in Japan are all encouraged to apply.

  • Rebecca Hostetler


Korbel in Geneva is a study abroad program in which students will spend six months in Geneva, Switzerland. Students will have the opportunity to take two classes at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva and intern at a Geneva-based organization.

  • Jimmie Braley
  • Camden Bowman
  • Grace Brown
  • Kate Castenson
  • Paul Christiansen
  • Christopher Gum
  • Jordan Reif
  • Kristi Matsunaka
  • Nicole Stauch
  • Afton Tyler


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