CLS in the Press


#BlabbingTranslators: On being a refugee mentor feat. @CarissArabic
Source: The Open Mic
We use our skills to connect people and build bridges between cultures. We can also use them to help those in need and make their life in a new and unfamiliar environment easier.

First-year student awarded Critical Language Scholarship from U.S. State Department
Source: Connecticut College
Before she graduates, Brandy Darling ’19 wants to travel to China as many times as possible. It’s only taken her one year to be well on her way.

Past visits spur love of Turkey and its language for Isabelle McRae
Source: Portland Community College
Portland Community College student Isabelle McRae has focused her education on international studies and hopes to someday be a translator.

A startup sparks conversations with Syrian refugees
Source: Marketplace
About once a week, CLS Alumna Kelsey Norman plops into a chair at her kitchen table in Los Angeles, fires up Skype and dials Asalah Razzouk, a refugee living in the mountains of Lebanon.

Grant Allows Eight UVA Scholars to Deep-Dive into Foreign Language Study
Source: UVAToday
Eight University of Virginia scholars will spend their summers immersed in foreign cultures and languages, thanks to Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State.