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The U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is offered to undergraduate and graduate students that wish to participate in intensive language institutes abroad. The CLS programs last from seven to ten weeks over the summer.

This past summer, six UNC Chapel Hill students received a CLS scholarship to master a language of interest. Of those six students, three were Global Studies majors.

2016 Critical Language Scholarship Recipients – Curriculum in Global Studies

  • Leona Amosah, class of 2017, double-majored in Global Studies and Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, studied Russian in Novgorod, Russia
  • Caitlyn Carpio, class of 2018, majoring in Global Studies with a minor in Chinese and Business Administration, studied Chinese in Suzhou, China
  • Ryan McCord, class of 2017, double-majored in Global Studies and Public Policy, studied Swahili in Arusha, Tanzania