Mays junior Michael Duckworth has been awarded a spring 2004 Freeman-ASIA Scholarship. The prestigious national award provides $5,000 for undergraduate students to study in East and Southeast Asia.

Awardees are then expected to share their experiences with their home campus to encourage study abroad by others and to spread understanding of Asia in their home communities. Through his Freeman-ASIA Scholarship, Duckworth is participating in the Soonchunhyang University program in South Korea.

“The Soonchunhyang University program seemed to be the perfect opportunity to get my foot in the door while at the same time getting a better grasp of how the world operates separate from the United Sates,” said Duckworth, who is earning a certificate in international business at Mays. “One of the more important concepts I hope to gain from this international experience is how other nations view Americans and the way they deal with business.”

John Borcherding, a December 2003 Mays graduate from Dallas, participated in the spring 2003 Soonchunhyang program. As a result, Borcherding is now living in Korea and working for Signium International under a three-year contract.