Learn about Canadian Studies this Canada Day 'Canada is the United States’ closest ally and biggest trading partner. [We] are inextricably linked to one another.' Check out our new photo exhibit in the Education in Zion Gallery The theme for the exhibit for the 2022–2023 school year is "The Global Religious Experience." Raquel Petrus Hired as Academic Advisor “I love to help students have big dreams, then get into the nitty gritty to see how we’re going to make those big dreams happen.” BYU #1 in nation for Boren scholarships "The number of BYU students receiving Boren Scholarships far outnumbers the national average." Kennedy Center names valedictorians for 2022 "The valedictorians honored by the Kennedy Center are some of the most accomplished students at BYU." Practicing diplomacy in Model Organization of American States "We had to learn how to maintain diplomatic relations while staying true to who Guatemala is." Marc Yamada Named as New Asian Studies Coordinator "It is imperative that we provide more opportunities for students to learn about Asian perspectives." Eric Hyer, Asian Studies Program Coordinator, to retire “BYU has been a great career for me: good people, good school, good students. I’ve been very happy.” BYU MUN Team Back in Action in New York City "The best part of the conference, hands down, is working with students from all around the world." Six BYU students named Fulbright semi-finalists The Fulbright Program offers recent graduates and graduate students full funding for a year of research, study, or English teaching. Nikki Eberhardt named 2021 Honored Alumna Check out her October 2021 honored alumni address, "Leveraging Disruptive Innovation to Tackle Intractable Global Challenges." New faculty coordinator of MESA program named Josh Gubler of the Political Science department is the new faculty coordinator of Middle East Studies/Arabic. BYU Students Receive Global Leaders Scholarship "It will have a big impact on how I will move forward in achieving my goals." Model United Nations team at National Conference BYU's MUN team received a number of awards and recognitions at the national conference in Washington, DC. Bruce Law named International Society Executive Director Leadership changes for the International Society, an organization for global professionals. Leadership changes this summer at the Kennedy Center The Kennedy Center has a new director and associate director, and Renata Forste has a new position at BYU. Praemon prepares students for careers as intelligence analysts "Many Praemon members have leveraged their experience to gain internships and jobs in the intelligence community." BYU named a top-performing school for Boren scholarships "The Boren scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships we help students apply for." Hadfield on Nursing in South Africa "Their training, commitment, and working with rather than against African medicine helped these nurses succeed." Model United Nations team takes home top honors COVID-19 restrictions couldn't keep BYU students from excelling at the national Model United Nations competition. Model Arab League team shines at national competition BYU students took home multiple honors in this year's Zoom-only national Model Arab League competition. Sigma student journal helps students make their ideas heard Sigma makes political science research by BYU students available to a worldwide audience. BYU Students Named as Fulbright Semi-Finalists The Fulbright is a natural fit for BYU students, many of whom have a deep interest in cross-cultural engagement and value international experiences. New Ranking for International Study Program The Kennedy Center’s International Study Program is the 14th largest university study abroad program... Anna Ortiz, BYU and Statewide Academic Advisor of the Year “It means a lot to me that my fellow advisors felt like I was someone worth recognizing.” Bowen on Gender and Global Security “The germ for the book’s idea started with the formation of the WomanStats Project..." New Ancient Near Eastern Studies Coordinator The Kennedy Center is pleased to welcome Cecilia M. Peek as the new Ancient Near Eastern Studies (ANES) program faculty coordinator. A Champion for Indigenous Languages “I feel strongly the drive to strengthen, promote and make visible indigenous languages and safeguard the loss of these languages...” Shumway on Argentina’s Political History “[The book] is an introduction for English readers to the amazing Mariquita Sánchez, and it is a fresh look at Juan Manuel de Rosas...' New Record for Gilman Scholarships “Applying for the Gilman Scholarship was easier than I thought it would be. [The Kennedy Center] scholarship advisement is there to help you every step of the way.' Hyer on China's Border Strategy “While researching the book, I visited most all of China’s border regions to see for myself what was happening along China’s border." Advancing Arabic "Most students prepare for the yearlong capstone in Morocco by taking four semesters of Arabic and participating in BYU’s study abroad at the Qasid Arabic Institute in Jordan." A Photo Contest for Everyone “Students can be creative in their interpretation of what it means to 'Expand your world' from their homes.” Top Language Programs "According to a recent article from the Daily Universe, based on an independent study, BYU is first in the nation for Arabic, Portuguese, and Russian and third in the nation overall for its language degrees." On Racial Inequality "It is so easy for us to surround ourselves with what is familiar, but it is when we leave our comfort zone and interact with others that we are able to confront our own racial prejudices and biases." Record for Boren Scholarships “The more time a student spends on her/his application, the greater the chances are of receiving the award.” 2020 Virtual Convocation “Graduates were given a shout-out by name while 'Pomp and Circumstance' played." Thirty Years of Service “We picked a simple theme that the world is improving and focused on that. Most people are surprised to know that the world is getting better.” Model EU 2020 "Model EU students hone their research, public speaking, negotiation, and other diplomatic skills." The Foreign Service Path "Is there a direct path to success in the Foreign Service? If there is, BYU’s international relations students would like to know."