Honors student awarded Rhodes Scholarship

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Honors student Juliet Elizabeth Allan of Atlanta has been awarded a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship to attend England’s Oxford University, where she plans to pursue a master’s degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. She is one of 32 Rhodes recipients in the U.S.

Allan, who is a UGA Foundation Fellow, plans to graduate from UGA in December with bachelor’s degrees in Arabic, economics and international affairs as well as a master’s degree in international policy.

Allan is UGA’s fourth Rhodes Scholar in the past six years. Before Allan, UGA’s most recent recipient was Tracy Yang in 2011.

“Elizabeth Allan is a very talented young woman, and we are excited that she is our 23rd Rhodes Scholar,” said UGA President Michael F. Adams. “She is emblematic of the quality of the UGA student body today. All of us are excited about this latest development in her life.”

Allan has traveled to six continents through various UGA study-abroad programs. She studied Arabic in Morocco through the State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship and, separately, as part of a UGA Maymester program. Ultimately, she would like to serve in the State Department’s Office of Policy Planning.

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