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Kent State educator earns fellowship to teach English in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Barry Simpson knew it was time. Simpson had heard about the English Language Program for years and had even sat in on a few informational session. “I kept telling myself, ‘one day, I’m going to do that,” the 59-year-old said. “And the time came.” Simpson, who currently resides in South Euclid but spent 10 years living in Solon, is one of only 160 Americans selected for this year’s English Language Fellow Program, according to the State Department.  He’ll be stationed at the University of Bihac, a public university with about 3,000 to 5,000 students.

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