CLS Participants in Xi'an participated in a cultural excursion to Gansu province, where they learned about traditional farming techniques and hand crafts. They were also featured in this local TV news segment.
Catherine (Cate) Shields will be placed in Baku, Azerbaijan, this summer at the Azerbaijani University of Languages to learn approximately one academic year’s worth of university-level Turkish during an eight-week period.
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) welcomed representatives from Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the American Institute in Taiwan, Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, NCKU’s Office of International Affairs, and NCKU’s College of Liberal Arts for the CLS Tainan program’s opening ceremony.
CLS Japanese students were featured on TV in their first week in Japan. NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai) is Japan's national public broadcasting organization and CLS Japanese program was recently highlighted by NHK Okayama news. The report included the opening ceremony with welcoming remarks from Okayama University President Dr. Hirofumi Makino. CLS students also introduced themselves in Japanese.
Kameron Dunn, a May 2019 graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Korean in Busan, South Korea. (Subscription required to access full article.)
Colorado State University students Zoe Arndt and Sydney Spiegel have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships by the U.S. Department of State, a program that provides intensive overseas language and cultural immersion