DRING LANGUAGE FELLOWSHIP – OAK PARK

History

Dring Language Fellowship – Oak Park

 

History of the Awards

Note that in some years, due to outside contributions, the program was able to award amounts greater than $2500.

 

2016 Kathryn Lieb

Program budget; $28,860

Award; $2,500

Age; 20

Program; Travel to Granada, Spain.   Attend nine-month program at University of Granada. Live with local host family.

2015 Max Yokoo

Program budget; $12,000

Award; $1,000

Age; 17

Program; Travel to Japan, attend local high school. Live with local host family.

 

2015 Rachel Pospisil

Program budget; $11,000

Award; $1,500

Age; 18

Program; Travel to Czech Republic for intensive language program at Charles University in Prague. The intent of her program is to prepare for a language proficiency examination that will enable her to apply for undergraduate studies in the Czech Republic. Rachel was a previous winner of a Dring Fellowship award.

2014 Isabel Akgulian

Program budget; $6,000

Award; $1,800

Age; 16

Program; Travel to Japan, attend language classes with Genki Jacs program in Fukuoka, Japan.  Live with local family she has stayed with before.

Program duration; One month

 

2014 Nadia Yala

Program budget; $2,184

Award; $1,500

Age; 16

Program; Travel to Cusco, Peru. Participate in community outreach program with local NGO.

Program duration; Two and one-half months

 

2014 Monica Barron

Program budget; $52,100

Award; $1,000

Age; 16

Program; Travel to France, participate in SYA – School Year Abroad program.  Live with local family.

Program duration; Full academic year

2013 Nadine Peterson 12 qualified applications received

Program budget; $5,400

Award; $2,500

Age; 16

Program; Travel to Cusco, Peru , stay with local host family, attend the local university; Salamanca at Centro Tinku, take part in a community outreach program.

Program duration; One month

 

2013 Rachel Pospisil

Program budget; $10,645

Award; $500

Age; 16

Program; Travel to Japan with Youth for Understanding.  Live with local family.

Program duration; Six weeks

 

 

2012 Sam Walder 18 qualified applications received

Program budget; $2.300

Award; $2,045

Age; 17

Program; Travel to Beijing and Shanghai, China for study at residential high school.  Program includes daily immersion in Mandarin Chinese and continuation of research project on wastewater treatment begun in US with visiting Chinese students.

Program duration; Seven weeks beginning June 2012

 

2012 Sasha Kouznetsova

Project budget; $11,895

Award; $2,155

Age; 16

Program; Travel to France for full semester with CIEE, including attendance at local school, extensive French language study.  Live with non-English speaking family.

Program duration; Five months starting January 2013

 

2011 Weldon Rogers 20 applications received

Program budget; $20,000

Award; $1,900

Age; 22

Program; Travel to Madrid, Spain to pursue a Master’s degree in Spanish translation at the Universidad de la Complutense.

Program duration; Two years – August 2011 – July 2013

 

2010 Alexander Black 11 applications received

Project budget; $20,600

Award; $2,500

Age; 20

Program; Travel to St Petersburg for a six-week program n the summer plus a semester-long program in the fall organized by the American Council of Teachers of Russian consisting of intensive Russian language plus course in Russian history and literature.  Live with a non-English speaking family.

Program duration; Six months starting June 2010

 

2010 Luke Hinojosa

Project budget; $8,248

Award; $2,500

Age; 20

Program; Travel to Shanghai, China for two-month study with CIEE in intensive Mandarin language classes and experience with foreign business and Chinese culture.

Program duration; Two months starting June 2011

 

2009 Nicholas Kasang 35 applications received

Project budget; $4,600

Award; $1,200

Age; 22

Program; Travel to Germany through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program for two-month intensive language preparation, followed by four months of special instructions and five months internship with a German company.

Program duration; One year

 

2009 Aaron Lesser

Project budget; $7,200

Award; $2,500

Age; 19

Program; Travel to China for language immersion program at Fudan University in Shanghai, China

Program duration; Two months

 

2008 Natalie Greene 13 applications received

Project budget; $3,790

Award; $400

Age; 15

Program; Travel to Munich through EF International Language Schools for intensive German language program

Program duration; Three weeks

 

2008 Lauren Sinnott

Project budget; $7,848

Award; $1,000

Age; 20

Program; Travel to Perugia and attend language program at University of Foreigners

Program duration; Three months

 

2008 Gabrielle Cole

Project budget; $4,160

Award; $2,500

Age; 17

Program; Travel to Cadiz, Spain and attend Spanish immersion program Centro Mundo Lengua

Program duration; Three weeks

 

2007 Marietta Bowman 6 applications received

Project budget; $2,245

Award; $2,245

Age; 26

Program; Travel Costa Rica for Spanish immersion program from Academia Centroamericano de Espanola with concentration on learning the necessary Spanish to be effective in profession of social work.  Live with local family.

Program duration; Two weeks

 

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