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UT Student Earns Princeton in Asia Fellowship to Work at Myanmar Newspaper

RJ-VogtR. J. Vogt, a Haslam Scholar and senior in the College Scholars program, has won a Princeton in Asia fellowship that will allow him to spend at least a year working at a bilingual newspaper in the country of Myanmar.

Vogt, of Nashville will leave in August to work at the Myanmar Times, a weekly newspaper that is transitioning to a daily. He’ll be living in Yangon, the city formerly known as Rangoon.

The Princeton in Asia program, an independent, not-for-profit organization affiliated with Princeton University, was founded in 1898 and strives to promote goodwill, understanding, and the exchange of ideas between East and West through immersive work experiences. The program sponsors more than 150 fellowships and internships in twenty countries.

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