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Alumnus wins fellowship to study Mandarin in China

Recent UGA graduate Lee Moore has been awarded a two-year Language Flagship Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Security Education Program to study Mandarin in China. Moore received his master’s degree in comparative literature in May and his bachelor’s degree in comparative literature last year.

Moore will spend one year at Brigham Young University in Utah for intensive advanced language training in Mandarin. Then he will travel to China for a year, studying at Nanjing University and completing an internship.

“I’m really excited to get back to studying Chinese in an intensive program like the National Flagship Language Program,” said Moore, who spent his senior year in China as a 2006 recipient of the NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship. “I’m even more excited to get back to China. I miss the country and its gritty vivacity.”

Moore’s fellowship will cover tuition, living expenses and funding for travel and health insurance while he is in the program.

In return, he must work for the Department of Defense, State or Homeland Security or in the intelligence community for two and a half years after finishing his program.