Six Princeton Undergrads Receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship
The following Princeton University undergraduates have been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical needs languages during the summer of 2014:
Name: Language: Host Country:
- Tyler Lawrence '16, Arabic, Oman
- Amanda Swenson '14, Arabic, Oman
- Jarred Mihalik '14, Chinese, China
- Sofia Charania '17, Persian, Tajikistan
- Richard Grove '14, Persian, Tajikistan
- Ada Rauch '17, Urdu, India
These students are among the approximately 550 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s CLS Program in 2014. CLS participants will spend seven to ten weeks in intensive language institutes this summer in one of 13 countries to study Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu.
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. It provides fully-funded, group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences. CLS Program participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship and apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.