4 Princeton Undergraduates Receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships
The following Princeton University undergraduate students have been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical languages during the summer of 2012:
- Cody Abbey '14--China
- Conleigh Byers '15--Morocco
- Katherine Costello '12--Turkey
- Samuel Watters '15--Turkey
These students are among the approximately 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s CLS Program in 2012 to study Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu languages. More than 5,200 students applied for the award.
Scholarship recipients will spend seven to ten weeks in intensive language institutes this summer in 14 countries where these languages are spoken. The CLS Program 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.
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. The CLS Program is administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and American Councils for International Education. For further information about the CLS Program or other exchange programs offered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit our websites at http://www.clscholarship.org and http://exchanges.state.gov.