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Announcing the CLS Virtual Institutes for Summer 2020

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is pleased to announce CLS Virtual Institutes in six critical languages in summer 2020 for a limited number of participants. CLS Virtual Institutes will provide remote language instruction and cultural learning in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean,...

Program News — Posted by Andrew McCullough on May 29, 2020


Emily Cramer

“I cannot overstate the value of the CLS Program. It changed my life and what I have been able to do as a student and as a professional. I’m so excited for the waves that the CLS Program will continue to make in my life and the way CLS will continue to change the lives of American...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Jessica Klink on May 25, 2020


Williams once again earns Academic All-Big 12

2016 DeForest graduate and senior rower at Oklahoma University is one of four Oklahoma students that were awarded the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious Critical Language Scholarship for the summer of 2020.

CLS In the Press — Shared from DeForest Times-Tribune on May 21, 2020


Leona Amosah

Leona Amosah is a heritage speaker of Russian and went on to study the language and Russian literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Russian literature classes enabled them to connect more deeply with the history and culture of Russia, and helped prepare Leona for their...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Jessica Klink on May 18, 2020


Get Ready for a Vaccine Information War

CLS Alumna Rhys Leahy (Persian 2014) and colleague Dr. Neil Johnson were interviewed about their research into the spread of misinformation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CLS In the Press — Shared from The New York Times on May 15, 2020


FSU students receive prestigious language study scholarships

Four FSU students won Boren Awards, offered through an initiative of the National Security Education Program, while two students won Critical Language Scholarships, offered through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

CLS In the Press — Shared from Florida State University News on May 12, 2020