Hey all, I have a pretty awesome opportunity to apply for a Boren scholarship, which pays for a year of studying abroad to an area critical to U.S. security. While there, I learn arabic. The stipulation is that once I get my degree, I serve in the federal government, which is exactly what I want to do anyways. I get to pick either a year in one location or 2 locations where I spend 6 months in each. Here are the locations I am able to choose from: Egypt Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Oman Saudi Arabia UAE Egypt I'm leaning to either Egypt and/or Saudi Arabia. If you had this kind of opportunity, what 2 countries would you pick & why? Thanks for any input.Edit: I threw this in the modern conflict section b/c my choice will be based on what countries have the biggest influence in the middle east & what ones will benefit me the most when applying to federal agencies. Thanks again. Semper.