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Scholarship Sends Political Science Graduate to Kyrgyzstan

Kyle Rohrich (’12) of Pierce, Neb., is Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 16th Boren Scholarship recipient. The Boren provides up to $20,000 for study in regions of the world deemed critical to U.S. interests. Rohrich is using his award to spend a year studying the language and culture of Kyrgyzstan, a Central Asian nation of 5.5 million people northeast of Afghanistan.Photo by Alan Jackson

Rohrich is pursuing a career in diplomacy and has interned with the State Department on Central Asia issues. He said his experience in Kyrgyzstan “will work into my future career not only by providing me with more language skills, but also by helping me acquire more intricate knowledge of Central Asia that I can use in the international relations field.”

Following his year in Kyrgyzstan, Rohrich will attend Georgetown University where he will pursue a master’s degree in conflict resolution.