An alumna of Grambling State, Nia Karriem from Oakland, California, has been selected to attend the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.
Karriem, who received her bachelor of science degree in business management in fall 2013, had a minor in French.
“I decided to further my studies because I want to work with people from around the world and show them about different cultures,” said Karriem.
The renowned Institute has two graduate professional schools, the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education and the Graduate School of International Policy and Management.
Founded in 1955, Middlebury has an average postgraduates class of 790 students. More than 30 percent of the Institute’s student body are international students and in the 2014-2015 academic year students came from more than 40 countries.
In 1997, the Institute became the first professional graduate school in the world to offer a master’s degree in International Environmental Policy.
While at Grambling, Karriem was a member of Omega Tau Pi National Service Sorority, in which she held the positions of secretary and president.
Excited about the opportunity to continue her education studying French, Karriem will have the opportunity to study the language and culture at one of the best foreign language schools in the United States.
Prior to her graduate studies that will begin in the fall of this year, Karriem is currently spending a month in Strausbourgh, France, improving her skills in French while teaching the English language to French children.
After receiving her master’s from the program, which she should earn in 18 months, Karriem would like to work as a coordinator to help students study abroad.