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2021 CLS Alumni Ambassador Application

Are you interested in sharing your experience while supporting and promoting the CLS Program? The application to become a 2021 CLS Alumni Ambassador is now open!

Who are CLS Alumni Ambassadors?

CLS Alumni Ambassadors take leadership roles as active and positive representatives of...

Program News — Posted by Liz Sinclair on December 02, 2020

2020 Graduate Receives Chinese Language Critical Language Scholarship

Lindsey Hinczynski received a Chinese language CLS Program award. The CLS Program is the U.S. Department of State’s scholarship program in which the government invests money into teaching Americans languages that are critical to developing modern international relations and business.

CLS In the Press — Shared from Loyola University Maryland on November 25, 2020

Marcus Dunn

Marcus Dunn is an alumnus of the 2011 CLS Korean program in Jeonju, South Korea. His summer on the CLS Program followed his final undergraduate year at the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture, where he studied Fine and Studio Arts. He also holds a master’s degree in painting...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on November 24, 2020

Language Spotlight: Aaron Shew on Language Learning and Career Opportunities

Aaron M. Shew (Urdu 2009, 2010) is an Assistant Professor and REL Wilson Endowed Chair of Agricultural Economics at Arkansas State University. In this language spotlight, he shares with us what brought him to the study of Urdu and Hindi, how these language learning experiences helped to shape his scholarship, and about the importance of language immersion programs.

CLS In the Press — Shared from American Institute of Indian Studies on November 10, 2020