Margaret Kahn, GW Boren Scholarship Recipient in 2014

Margaret Kahn in Turkey
August 19, 2014


For her Boren Scholarship study experience, Margaret plans to attend the University of Istanbul in the Spring of 2015.
Maragaret plans to focus on courses that will help her achieve an advanced level of Turkish language proficiency. Next Fall, before her Boren starts, Margaret will be participating in a prominent internship with the US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. Previously, she has studied Turkish language in the Summer of 2011 at Ankara University TÖMER in Istanbul and in the Summer of 2013 at Boğaziçi University, also in Istanbul. Her studies at TÖMER were funded by the National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholarship from the US Department of State, and those at Boğaziçi University by the ARIT Fellowship for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study, provided by the US Department of Education.

Here in DC, Margaret serves as a Youth Programs Intern with World Learning, where she helps implement the 2014 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). Last year in 2013, she was a Youth Engagement Intern with Qatar Foundation International and helped direct a ten-day civic responsibility program for Qatari, American and Brazilian students and teachers. Since 2010, Margaret has served with the US Department of State Youth Ambassadors Program.

After graduation, Margaret looks forward to her year of service with the US government, as this is completely in line with her career goals. Eventually, she plans to serve as a program officer with the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to continue her work with Turkish youth.