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Language Scholarship Award Caps Year Abroad

After a year abroad studying public health and international development in Kenya, Hanna Lafferty ’19 is spending her summer break immersed in the Swahili language in Arusha, Tanzania as a member of the U.S. Department of State’s competitive Critical Language Scholarship program.

Borisova ’17 Earns Two Department of State Grants

Illinois Wesleyan University alum Boryana Borisova ’17 will pursue an extensive Russian language study after receiving both the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Award and the U.S. Department of State 2018 National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Fellowship.

A Trip to India and Two Graduations Lie Ahead for Megan Maxwell

Maxwell has done so well in her return to school that she was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Run by the U.S. Department of State, the CLS program grows the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity.