Summer Awad is a freshman Haslam Scholar planning to double major in anthropology and political science and pursue the new minor in Arab studies. She is very interested in refugee issues, especially in the context of the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With the assistance of ONSF, Summer received the 2013 Critical Language Scholarship from the US Department of State to study Arabic intensively at the Advanced Beginning level in Nizwa, Oman, for eight weeks. Summer has had a very positive experience with the ONSF. The staff were encouraging and helpful through the whole process and always show a genuine interest in their students’ personal and academic well-being. Summer believes the ONSF is one of the greatest resources available to UT students and would encourage all students to utilize it.
Alexandra Chiasson (forthcoming)