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Seven Students Win Critical Language Scholarships

Seven students with NES connections were awarded summer Critical Language Scholarships by the U.S. Department of State, three for Arabic, three for Persian, and one for Urdu. NES concentrator Richard Grove ’14 studied Persian for three years in NES and will continue his study in Tajikistan. He will be joined there by Emily Goshen, a graduate student in Religion who has studied Persian for two years in NES, and Sofia Charania ’17, who has completed one year of Persian in NES. All three studied with Lecturer Amineh Mahallati. The Arabic Program also saw three students win scholarships. Jeffrey Morshed, a graduate student in the M.A. program, Amanda Swenson ’14 (Politics with a certificate in NES), and Tyler Lawrence ’16 will be studying Arabic in Oman. Finally, Deborah Schlein, a first-year Ph.D. student, will be studying Urdu in India.