Kirstin Jones, a senior majoring in International Political Economy and Diplomacy at the University of Bridgeport International College, has won a Norman Woodberry Scholarship for overseas study.

Jones was one of four students to receive a $500 scholarship from the World Affairs Forum in Stamford, CT. She will study Arabic and Islamic culture during the summer at Princess Sumaya University in Amman, Jordan.

“We are grateful to the World Affairs Forum for having chosen Kirsten,” said International College Dean Thomas Ward. “She is a strong student with great interest in the Middle East. She hopes to work in this region in the future.”

The International College prepares students for careers in international public service through its undergraduate and graduate programs of study, including world-languages and honors programs. To learn more, go to

The World Affairs Forum established scholarship program in order to encourage deserving university students interested in pursuing an international career to study abroad. Students who are residents of or attend a college in Fairfield County, CT, or Westchester County, NY, were eligible to compete for the grants.

Founded in 1946, the World Affairs Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization dedicated to expanding understanding of global affairs and America’s role in the world. The Forum is an affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America. For more information, go to