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Aaron Yang

Aaron Yang is an alumnus of the 2017 CLS Chinese Program in Changchun, China. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College with a bachelor’s degree in international relations, Aaron now works in the U.S. Senate as a Correspondence Aide in Washington, D.C. He is pursuing a career in public service focusing on the international relations between the United States and East Asia. In particular, he wants to...


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.