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Memoirs of a Critical Language Scholar

Margarita Rentis, who is graduating this semester, was accepted last summer to the Critical Language Scholarship program, an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program offered by the State Department. She is the first FIU student to be chosen to study Japanese culture.


WVU Student Named Schwarzman Scholar

The university announced Monday that Colin Lopez (CLS Arabic 2016), of Lancaster Pennsylvania, has been chosen for the prestigious scholarship, which sends students to Tsinghua University in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion.


Prestigious Scholarships Aid in Achieving Educational, Career Goals

Adam LoBue, Ph.D. student in history, received The Critical Language scholarship in 2017. Focusing on Swahili, his primary research language, LoBue spent the summer in Arusha, Tanzania. He learned the language and immersed himself in the culture as a historian of East Africa.


US International Education Week Kicks Off

The State Department is continuing its efforts to broaden participation in US-sponsored exchange programmes, including the Fulbright Programme, the Critical Language Scholarship Program, and the Gilman Programme.


My Critical Language Scholarship Experience: Ngoun Lay

Franklin & Marshall College junior Ngoun Lay spent last summer in Changchun, a provincial capital in northeastern China, where the experience offered him insights into his American identity as well as Chinese viewpoints of the United States.


Application for the 2018 CLS Program Now Closed

The application for the 2018 Summer Critical Language Scholarship Program is now closed. We want to thanks all of the university campus representatives and CLS Program alumni who recruited for the CLS Program in 2017, to everyone who advised students through the application process and especially to all of the applicants who submitted applications for the 2018 program and who continue to purs...