Kimberly Osbern ’21, Fulbright Recipient

International Studies alumna Kimberly Osbern ’21 won a Fulbright to conduct interviews in Moldova in 2021-2022.  She is investigating connections between individuals’ language usage choices and their attitudes toward possible unification of Moldova and Romania.





Kasey Pukys ’22, Critical Language Scholarship Recipient

International Studies major Kasey Pukys ’22 won a prestigious Critical Language Scholarship, a U.S. government grant to promote the study of languages essential to U.S. global engagement. Kasey will study Russian virtually in the summer of 2021 through the KORA Russian Language Center in Vladimir, Russia.





Anna Koch ’20 in South Korea prior to the pandemic.

Anna Koch ’20, Critical Language Scholarship Recipient

International Studies alumna Anna Koch ’20 won a second Critical Language Scholarship in 2021 to study Urdu at the American Institute of Indian Studies.  She previously won this U.S. government grant to study Korean remotely in the summer of 2020.





Anna Sklenar ’19, Fulbright Recipient

International Studies major Anna Sklenar ’19 was awarded a Fulbright to examine the influence of nostalgia for the Soviet era on populism in Russia today.  She conducted interviews in Ekaterinburg, Russia in 2019-2020 as part of her research.

Read Anna’s interview in The Daily about her Fulbright research plans in Russia.






International Studies majors have won prestigious national and international post-graduate fellowships. Consider applying for national and international fellowships, including the Fulbright Program, Marshall Scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship, Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Truman Scholarship, Gates Cambridge Scholarship, George J. Mitchell Scholarship, Schwarzmann Scholars, American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships, Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, and Princeton in Africa/Asia/Latin America Fellowship.

Learn more by reading the Undergraduate Studies National Fellowships and Scholarships page, Googling the name of the fellowship, and consulting with Undergraduate Studies staff, who assist students with many of these fellowship competitions.