CLS in the Press


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.

Students receive prestigious scholarships to study critical languages abroad
Source: Florida State 24/7
Eight Florida State University students have received prestigious scholarships that will allow them to travel abroad to study languages deemed critical to the nation’s interests.