Immigration is part of Fares Akremi’s family history. His father immigrated to the United States from Tunisia at age 28 and his mother’s aunt was granted asylum as a German Jew in the early 1930s. Akremi’s uncle hasn’t been heard from since 1988, when he attempted to leave North Africa.
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From Mizzou Magazine
Mizzou junior Samantha Franks received a position in the Fulbright Summer Institute and spent the summer studying at the University of Bristol in England.
The David L. Boren Scholarship funds study abroad opportunities to areas of the world that are critical to the future security of United States interests.
While the Kingdom of Morocco is not commonly discussed among the areas critical to the U.S. national security, many Boren Scholars visit the country and next year MU sophomore Ida Sophie Winter will join that list. Winter is one of two Mizzou undergraduates to receive the Boren Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year.
Monday, December 8
Boren Awards provide funding for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests. The Boren Awards campus deadline is Monday, December 8.
January 8, 2015
The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance as they affect different minority groups today. The Fellowship seeks to educate, connect and inspire the world's future leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice.
Monday, February 9, 5:00pm
The Mark Twain Fellowship is a program sponsored by the University of Missouri-Columbia that provides robust support of up to $50,000 for MU students and recent alumni seeking to pursue graduate study abroad in any discipline. One Mark Twain Fellow will be chosen this spring to study during 2015-2016.