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WVU Student Named Schwarzman Scholar
Source: WDTV West Virginia
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
Source: The Daily Illini
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.

Former SCSU Runner with MS Participates in Alumni Track Meet
Source: The New Haven Register
An incredibly inspiring story about a former CLS Bangla participant who was diagnosed with MS and returned to India to receive treatment. Walsh has continued to live his life to the fullest and pursue his passions.

More Press Coverage

Announcing the 2018 CLS Application

We are pleased to welcome American students to apply for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program to learn critical foreign languages next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.   The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad study...

2017 Alumni Photo Contest Launches

Attention new CLS alumni! The CLS program is pleased to announce the 2017 photo contest, open to 2017 alumni of all CLS program sites. Submissions will be accepted through September 25 and should fall into one of four categories: Mutual Understanding: Photos and captions in this category should highlight the impact of study abroad and the CLS program in promoting and inspiring mutual und...

Announcing the 2017 CLS Alumni Development Fund

As the CLS alumni community grows to over 5,200 members, we continue our work to remain a resource for your language-related endeavors. To this end, the CLS Program is pleased to invite program alumni from all years to apply for a 2017 Alumni Development Fund (ADF) grant.  The Alumni Development Fund (ADF) is designed to provide opportunities for alumni to continue their language learning, p...

From Learning to Working Abroad

By Avan Antia (CLS Hindi 2015) They say that the more you learn, the less you know. In 2015, I participated in the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Hindi program in Jaipur. I joined the program to learn Hindi, but I soon discovered that CLS is far more than just an intensive language learning program. During my two months in Jaipur, I was constantly pushed outside of my comfort zone to interac...