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  1. Hi everyone, I'm headed to the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin this fall after accepting a full-ride scholarship offer. I applied to their MGPS program because I'm interested in working for national security. A huge reason why I wanted to go back to school was to take advantage of the multiple critical language scholarships available only to students, such as Boren, CLS, FLAS, etc. Based on my personal interests, I've narrowed down my language learning selection to two languages: Russian and Persian. My questions/concerns are: 1. Is it feasible to learn a new language during graduate school? Especially a mission-critical language? For my first two semesters, my course load will be relatively normal at 9 hours each semester. Also, for what it's worth, I'm currently trilingual (English, Spanish, and French). 2. In terms of my career, which language -- Russian or Persian -- would offer the highest prospects of aiding me start a career in national security once I graduate in approximately three years? UT offers intensive courses for each of these languages, which means I can cover two years of coursework in one year. I also intend to apply to Boren, CLS, and UT's FLAS programs, which expedite language fluency through intensive language and cultural exposure. My study abroad choices are in Odessa, Ukraine for Russian or Dushanbe, Tajikistan for Persian. I've also considered learning Arabic or Hindi/Urdu, as UT hosts Flagship programs for both Arabic and Hindi/Urdu. 3. Alternatively, should I instead just focus my time on learning more technical skills? For example, a GIS certificate or a certificate in data science? National security is my passion. I want to be a suitable, worthy candidate. Any advice is appreciated! Especially in terms of which critical language I should learn, since it's a life-long commitment. Thank you!
  2. Hey everyone, Longtime reader of the forum, but new poster. I have received offers of admission from the LBJ School at UT-Austin and at Georgetown McCourt. Also, I am wait-listed in University of Chicago. LBJ has offered me significant funding and Georgetown has not released their funding decisions just yet. Currently, I'm living in Austin and hope to practice policy in Texas. I know it sounds like a no-brainer, but I'm trying to get some folks perspective who have been to one or the other. My profile is that I'm an older grad student (thirty) who has worked for six years in public education, completed Teach For America, and have a family, so reapplying next year or the year after does not sound realistic for me. I'm not interested in foreign relations as much as I'm interested in domestic policy, focusing on things like education, welfare, housing, poverty, and other forms of inequity. I'm curious to know if anyone has thoughts to share why LBJ or why Georgetown McCourt. My understanding is that McCourt is a newer program. I used to live in DC and know it's a great university, but I wonder how much that would translate nationally, especially with it being a newer program. At the end of the day, I just want to make sure I'm thinking through my decision 100% as this is my one shot to attend policy school. Thanks everybody!
  3. Hey all, I'm trying to make a really difficult decision - I am planning to enroll in an MPAff program this fall and am down to two final choices. I received a full ride to UW-Madison's La Follette school (a fellowship the first year with full tuition and a living stipend with an assistantship the second year) as well as full tuition to UT-Austin's LBJ School. Ten years from now I envision myself working or living near Austin (as it is an incredible city and fairly close to Shreveport, my hometown). Should I take out the small loan needed to go to the LBJ school or should I enroll in the La Follette school (which, by most rankings, is better)? I plan on concentrating in social policy and hope to work at a state-based think tank such as the Texas Center for Public Policy Priorities. Thanks in advance!
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