Rebecca Carpenter,who will graduate from Cedarville University in 2016, was awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical needs languages during the summer of 2015. She will study in Lucknow, India. Carpenter is from Blacksburg, Virginia.
Carpenter, who is studying integrated language arts, is one of approximately 550 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s CLS program in 2015. CLS participants will spend seven to 10 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.
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Weinstein, Mark D., "U.S. State Department Selects Cedarville Student for Critical Language Scholarship" (2015). News Releases. 152.