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Alumni Share: Running for Office with Charisse Davis

In this episode, we will discuss the experiences of Ms. Charisse Davis, a Board of Education member, in her pursuit to public service. Charisse discusses her experience taking the plunge into local politics and the importance of public service and civic engagement.

Alumni Share: Adapting to your Environments with Jenna Lindake Heavenrich

In this episode, we will discuss the topic of belonging and reverse culture shock when trying to adapt to a changing environment. Ms. Jenna Lindake Heavenrich, a Boren Scholar to Japan and Shansi Fellow to India, will discuss experiences and perspectives adapting to different roles and lifestyles whilst abroad. Jenna also discusses creative career solutions while abroad, particularly for military spouses.

Alumni Share: Understanding Unconscious Bias with Anu Gupta

In this episode, we will hear from Mr. Anu Gupta, the Founder & CEO of “Be More America.” Anu is a sought-after expert in breaking bias, adult learning and psychosocial well-being. We will discuss topics around racial and gender bias and how to better understand unconscious bias in order to be a bridge builder.

Welcome — Boren Around the World

The NSEP Service Team is excited to launch the "Boren Around the World" podcast series. Stay tuned for more episodes coming up!

How to say what's up, let's go, and other basic phrases in Arabic

Learn some phrases and slang terms in Arabic, like "khallas" or "akeed."

How to be "extra" in Indonesia, and other slang terms

Learn some slang terms that might come in handy in Indonesia.

Using Local Interpreters in Ukraine

A service member discusses challenges with sourcing local interpreters in Ukraine.

Language and Identity in Ukraine

A service member discusses language and identity in Ukraine.


A Ukrainian national talks the Ukrainian national symbol, the “tryzub.”

The Ukrainian Language

A retired military service member talks about the relationship between the Ukrainian and Russian languages.