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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


East Asia for All: Cape No. 7 and Postcolonial Taiwan

East Asia For All is a podcast hosted by Melissa Brzycki (Chinese 2013) and Stephanie Montgomery (Chinese 2013) focused on discussing East Asian pop cultural products and their relevance to understanding different aspects of East Asian life and culture. In this episode they interview CLS Alumna Professor Fang Yu Hu (Japanese 2010) and explore the legacy of Japanese occupation in Taiwan.

CLS in the Press — August 23, 2021


Announcing CLS Refresh

The CLS Program is pleased to announce CLS Refresh, a new language learning opportunity for CLS alumni. To support alumni in their continued commitment to critical languages, individualized virtual language instruction will be offered for approximately 220 CLS alumni beginning in October 2021, at n…

CLS Program News — August 18, 2021