CLS in the Press


Memoirs of a Critical Language Scholar
Source: FIU News
Margarita Rentis, who is graduating this semester, was accepted last summer to the Critical Language Scholarship program, an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program offered by the State Department. She is the first FIU student to be chosen to study Japanese culture.

WVU Student Named Schwarzman Scholar
Source: WDTV West Virginia
The university announced Monday that Colin Lopez (CLS Arabic 2016), of Lancaster Pennsylvania, has been chosen for the prestigious scholarship, which sends students to Tsinghua University in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion.

Prestigious Scholarships Aid in Achieving Educational, Career Goals
Source: The Daily Illini
Adam LoBue, Ph.D. student in history, received The Critical Language scholarship in 2017. Focusing on Swahili, his primary research language, LoBue spent the summer in Arusha, Tanzania. He learned the language and immersed himself in the culture as a historian of East Africa.

Former SCSU Runner with MS Participates in Alumni Track Meet
Source: The New Haven Register
An incredibly inspiring story about a former CLS Bangla participant who was diagnosed with MS and returned to India to receive treatment. Walsh has continued to live his life to the fullest and pursue his passions.

US International Education Week Kicks Off
Source: United News of India
The State Department is continuing its efforts to broaden participation in US-sponsored exchange programmes, including the Fulbright Programme, the Critical Language Scholarship Program, and the Gilman Programme.