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CLS Alumni Named 2024-2025 Schwarzman Scholars

The CLS Program is delighted to recognize two alumni, Genrietta Churbanova (Chinese 2022) and Elliott Mokski (Portuguese 2021), who were named 2024-2025 Schwarzman Scholars. Genrietta and Elliott will pursue a one-year fully-funded master’s degree in global affairs at Schwarzman College on the camp…

CLS Program News — February 21, 2024


CLS Alumni Selected as 2024 Rhodes and Marshall Scholars

The CLS Program is delighted to recognize two alumni, Grant GianGrasso and Xavier Blackwell Lipkind, who will be continuing their studies in the U.K. next year through the Rhodes Scholarship and Marshall Scholarship, respectively.  Grant GianGrasso (Bangla 2023) was one of only 32 students ch…

CLS Program News — January 24, 2024


2024 Alumni Ambassador Application Now Open!

Are you interested in sharing your experience while supporting and promoting the CLS Program? The application to become a 2024 CLS Alumni Ambassador is now open! Apply here by 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, January 11, 2024. Who are CLS Alumni Ambassadors? CLS Alumni Ambassadors take leadership roles …

CLS Program News — December 26, 2023


The Importance of Eliminating Language Barriers in Healthcare

A account by CLS Spark Scholar Anna Kozan  This article was written by 2023 CLS Spark Russian scholar and CLS Digital Ambassador Anna Kozan. Anna participated in CLS Spark hosted virtually by American Councils for International Education in Chişinău, Moldova. Think back to a time when you …

CLS Program News — December 21, 2023


Announcing the 2023 Alumni Photo Contest

We are pleased to invite alumni of the 2023 CLS Program to submit your photos from this summer to the 2023 CLS photo contest! Winning photos will be featured on special-edition CLS postcards.  Photo Contest Submission Form Submissions will be accepted through Sunday, December …

CLS Program News — December 01, 2023


Finding Home in Okayama, Japan

A perspective on the 2023 CLS Japanese Program told by CLS Digital Ambassador, Kirk Preston.  March 9, 2023, I remember where I was when I got the email. I was out giving a tour of Rose-Hulman’s campus to a prospective student, unaware of the good news that had just arrived. It wasn’t un…

CLS Program News — November 17, 2023


2024 CLS Program Application Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that the application is now open for the 2024 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program and virtual initiative, CLS Spark! We welcome American undergraduate and graduate students to apply now to learn a critical language next summer on a funded language and cultura…

CLS Program News — October 03, 2023