15 GW Students Receive Critical Language Scholarship

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May 19, 2017

The GW Office for Study Abroad would like to congratulate the 15 students who were recently awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) by the U.S. State Department. The scholarship is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. 

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. CLS scholars gain critical language and cultural skills that enable them to contribute to U.S. economic competitiveness and national security. These students join approximately 550 competitively selected American students at U.S. colleges and universities who received a CLS award in 2017. The CLS program includes students who study Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.