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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. N…

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


Breaking Barriers Through Language

Cheyden Paulson (Azerbaijani 2021) speaks four languages. He is the recipient of a prestigious federal scholarship. At UND, he is majoring in International Studies and Spanish, and he’s aiming for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Not bad, for a 20-year-old from a town of about 500 in North Dakota’s ranch country.

CLS in the Press — October 05, 2021


The 2022 CLS Program Application

We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2022 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open! We welcome American students to apply now to learn a critical foreign language next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program. The application is now live and available online …

CLS Program News — October 04, 2021