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Where I Lead: Victoria Hightower

Feature on CLS advisor Dr. Victoria Hightower - a professor in the Department of History, Anthropology and Philosophy and Assistant Director of the National Competitive Scholarships (NCS) Office at the University of North Georgia.

CLS in the Press — November 22, 2021

CHamoru Language and Culture with Alumna Emily Wood

From child­hood Emi­ly Wood (Indone­sian 2018) was inter­est­ed in under­stand­ing her CHamoru her­itage. Grow­ing up in a pre­dom­i­nant­ly white area in the con­ti­nen­tal U.S., how­ev­er, she had few oppor­tu­ni­ties. When Emi­ly saw the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take CHamoru lan­guage class­es online, she jumped at it. Since…

CLS Program News — November 19, 2021

2022 Alumni Ambassador Application

Are you inter­est­ed in shar­ing your expe­ri­ence while sup­port­ing and pro­mot­ing the CLS Pro­gram? The appli­ca­tion to become a 2022 CLS Alum­ni Ambas­sador is now open! Who are CLS Alum­ni Ambas­sadors? CLS Alum­ni Ambas­sadors take lead­er­ship roles as active and pos­i­tive rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the CLS

CLS Program News — November 08, 2021

UOG’s first Critical Language Scholars gain appreciation of heritage and multicultural learning

Lourdes Mafnas (Indonesian 2021) and Monita Paul (Bangla 2021) were the first University of Guam students to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Program. Mafnas, a graduate environmental science student, and Paul, an undergraduate biology major, were chosen for the eight-week program from a pool of 4,600 national applicants.

CLS in the Press — October 21, 2021

ASU alum uses global mindset in entrepreneurship

Growing up on an expansive farm in rural Arkansas, Sophie Aigner (Indonesian 2011) had an interest in other cultures from a very early age. It is only natural, then, that in her career the Arizona State University global studies alum would have a global mindset.

CLS in the Press — October 08, 2021

Meet CLS Hindi Instructor Neelam Singh

Nee­lam Singh is an instruc­tor for the 2021 CLS Vir­tu­al Hin­di pro­gram host­ed by the Amer­i­can Insti­tute of Indi­an Stud­ies (AIIS). Hav­ing worked for AIIS in India for most of her career, Nee­lam Ji has inter­act­ed with well over 1,000 U.S. stu­dents who come to Jaipur, India each sum­mer to learn Hindi.…

CLS Program News — October 05, 2021

The Language of Diplomacy

Ashley Tousana (Chinese 2018) was featured in Bison Beat, the newsletter of Howard University's President's Office, for her focus on language, and using Chinese and Swahili to achieve a career focusing on China-Africa development affairs.

CLS in the Press — October 05, 2021