Osborn Receives Scholarship to Study at the American University in Dubai

Caroline Osborn.
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Caroline Osborn.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Caroline Osborn, a senior honors student at the University of Arkansas, earned a highly competitive William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship to study at the American University in Dubai this fall.

Osborn, from Conway, is a French and Middle East Studies double major, with a minor in Arabic in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Osborn will complete a Certificate in Middle East Studies at ADU, while also continuing to study Arabic.

She is the first U of A student to earn a Clinton scholarship.

"I cannot think of a better ambassador to represent the University of Arkansas' Arabic program abroad," said professor Adnan Haydar in the World Languages, Literature and Cultures department.  "Her experience there will not only enhance her understanding of Arabic language and culture, but will also open up new career opportunities and pave the way for future U of A students to study at AUD."

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai seeks to provide American students based in the U.S. the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. -

The American University in Dubai is a private, non-sectarian institution founded in 1995. It serves United Arab Emirates nationals and international students who seek world-class career-oriented education. AUD is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.


Adnan Haydar, professor
World Languages, Literature and Cultures
479-575-5155, ahaydar@uark.edu

Steve Voorhies, manager of media relations
University Relations
479-575-3583, voorhies@uark.edu


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