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Announcing the 2022 CLS Spark Awards

The CLS Program is pleased to announce the results of its inaugural CLS Spark competition. We applaud all applicants to CLS Spark for their commitment to language learning and congratulate the finalists and alternates selected from this impressive pool of students. Finalists for CLS Spark were sel…

CLS Program News — August 03, 2022

Swahili Scholarship Granted

Manhattan College student Paris Lecleir, Class of ’24, received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Swahili for this summer in Tanzania, Africa. Lecleir is the first Manhattan College student to ever receive the scholarship.

CLS in the Press — August 01, 2022

CLS Advisor Chat: Brenda Tooley

Meet Brenda Tooley! As CLS Advisor at Grand Valley State University and Associate Director of the Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement, Brenda inspires students to go after fellowship and scholarship opportunities that will set them up for academic and professional success. She is a strong b…

CLS Program News — July 11, 2022

Francesca Bagala

Francesca Bagala is an alumna of the CLS Russian Program hosted virtually by Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod. Francesca graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration on Europe and a minor in Italian studies. Francesca is curren…

Alumni Profile — July 08, 2022

Mushfequr Rahman

Mushfequr Rahman is an alumnus of the 2021 Urdu Program hosted virtually by American Institute of Indian Studies in Lucknow, India. Mushfequr received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies specializing in Latin American and Iberian Studies and Bachelor of Science in Health & Society from Sout…

Alumni Profile — July 08, 2022