It is the first student from New York University Abu Dhabi ( NYUAD ) to walk away with the award.
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) class of 2022 student Cameron John Wehr has received the Boren Award, which promotes linguistic and cultural immersion within critical language groups, including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Swahili.
Cameron is the first ever student from NYUAD to receive this award.
He will now get to study Mandarin for one year in Beijing, gaining a deep understanding of both Chinese culture and the nation’s environmental policy.
The Boren Awards provide scholarships and fellowships for students committed to entering the civil service of the United States.
It provides funding to enable students to intensively study a diverse range of languages, alongside being fully immersed in cultures from regions that are underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Cameron, from the United States, is majoring in Social Research and Public Policy with a minor in Environmental Studies.
He studied in Shanghai for his most recent January Term (J-Term), NYUAD’s experiential and immersive learning term, which drove him to seek to learn more about Chinese culture and the country’s environmental policy.
We wish Cameron all the very best.