AUSTIN, Texas—Heidi Boutros of Dallas, a recent graduate from The University of Texas at Austin, is one of two winners of the first annual Forum Student Research Awards program sponsored by the Forum on Education Abroad.
Boutros, a Plan II Honors Program student who was graduated in spring 2004, was recognized for her research project, “India’s Modern Slaves.” Brian Hoyer of Middlebury College won recognition for his research titled, “Paradoxes of Food Aid in Tanzania.” The two students will present their research projects at a special plenary session at the forum’s conference in Santa Fe, N.M., on Nov. 12-13, Geoffrey Bannister, executive director of the Forum on Education Abroad, said.
Bannister said 13 other students were invited to submit their research papers for possible publication in “Frontiers, The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad,” the forum’s journal. A selection of these papers is expected to appear in a special issue of the journal next year.
The Forum on Education Abroad is a new association whose purpose is to serve the field of education abroad. Its members are educational institutions, consortia, agencies, organizations and individuals that provide, direct or manage educational opportunities in the field of education abroad.
For more information contact: Geoffrey Bannister, The Forum on Education Abroad, 413-585-4081, or Robert D. Meckel, Office of Public Affairs, 512-475-7847.