Nanga def? Wolof Words and Phrases to Know

Amy Hunt

Across West Africa, hundreds if not thousands of different languages are spoken. Nigeria alone is home to over 250. Senegal is home to over 30 languages, with Wolof as the most widely spoken. Other languages include Mandinka, Pulaar, and Serer, as well as French (from the French colonial era). Wolof is also spoken in The Gambia, primarily in the urban areas, and Mauritania, mostly along the border with Senegal.

How Brazilian Songs Can Help You Pick Up Portuguese

Natalie Halpern
Listening to music from other countries is a fun and effective way to learn a language, improve your language skills, and gain a better understanding of a culture.

Alumni Share: Running for Office with Charisse Davis

In this episode, we will discuss the experiences of Ms. Charisse Davis, a Board of Education member, in her pursuit to public service. Charisse discusses her experience taking the plunge into local politics and the importance of public service and civic engagement.

Alumni Share: Adapting to your Environments with Jenna Lindake Heavenrich

In this episode, we will discuss the topic of belonging and reverse culture shock when trying to adapt to a changing environment. Ms. Jenna Lindake Heavenrich, a Boren Scholar to Japan and Shansi Fellow to India, will discuss experiences and perspectives adapting to different roles and lifestyles whilst abroad. Jenna also discusses creative career solutions while abroad, particularly for military spouses.

Alumni Share: Understanding Unconscious Bias with Anu Gupta

In this episode, we will hear from Mr. Anu Gupta, the Founder & CEO of “Be More America.” Anu is a sought-after expert in breaking bias, adult learning and psychosocial well-being. We will discuss topics around racial and gender bias and how to better understand unconscious bias in order to be a bridge builder.

Welcome — Boren Around the World

The NSEP Service Team is excited to launch the "Boren Around the World" podcast series. Stay tuned for more episodes coming up!

How to say what's up, let's go, and other basic phrases in Arabic

Amy Hunt
Learn some phrases and slang terms in Arabic, like "khallas" or "akeed."

How to be "extra" in Indonesia, and other slang terms

Amy Hunt
Learn some slang terms that might come in handy in Indonesia.

Using Local Interpreters in Ukraine

A service member discusses challenges with sourcing local interpreters in Ukraine.

Language and Identity in Ukraine

A service member discusses language and identity in Ukraine.