Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program application for 2022

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program application for 2022 is open now until November 16, 2021 at 8:00pm EST.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the CLS program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages, including Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu. The CLS programs in India are operated by the American Institute of Indian Studies.

The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program (9 of 15) do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.

The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. To help students understand the program and application process, the Program offered a webinar on the Indic Programs as well as a short video discussing some application tips

Applications & instructions:

New Exchange Program with American University in Cairo!

The American University in Cairo and the College of Charleston have recently partnered on a new academic cooperation and student exchange program for both undergraduate and graduate students for a period of five years.

Students from AUC and CofC will receive a scholarship to spend a semester or year abroad at the other institution, providing students with a unique international experience and strengthening East-West cultural ties.

AUC Trustee Jonathan Wolf (YAB ’75), founder and president of Wendover Housing Partners, LLC who was a study-abroad student at AUC, and his wife Nancy were instrumental in making this program a reality. They will provide funds for AUC students to spend a semester or year abroad at CofC, while Hilton and Catherine Smith, who serve on the College of Charleston’s School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs advisory board, will fund CofC students to study at AUC.

CofC Launches Exchange Program with American University in Cairo

Also check out the article by The American University in Cairo on the signing!

 

 

Faculty in the News!

By Grace Beahm Alford Gbeahm at the Post and Courier

LCWA’s own Professors Garrett Davison and Piotr Gibas were in the Post and Courier discussing their course “Food, Travel and Faith in Asia.” Check out the full article here!

https://www.postandcourier.com/food/college-of-charleston-students-hot-on-trail-of-medieval-muslim/article_6776ec06-d334-11e9-81f1-afc75fb1a449.htm

 

 

2019 Asian Studies Student Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to all of our students that received awards at the Asian Studies Awards Ceremony!

John Van Dyke
Madison McCormick
Maelouise Sparrow
Julius Walton
Aika Ishimori
Kenni Ojediran
Blair Horton
Mary Catherine Manning
Jake Peller
Merrianna Robinson
Tuesday Fig
Phoebe Gould
Edward Ip
Leanne Lusk
Anna Louise Margeson
Maddison Rogers

Madison McCormick – Critical Language Scholarship recipient

Madison McCormick was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship Program for 2019. She is an intelligent and hard working student. She majors in International Business with a minor in Asian Studies. She is also a member of the Honors College. She will go to Xi’an, China, for a two-month summer program.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

 

Alumni Sergio Martinez is a culinary “Foreign Hero” in China

Alumni Sergio Martinez ’15 has been featured in The College Today for his notoriety at Carrefour in southern China!

Martinez studied Chinese here at CofC among many other things and credits his success in Chinese to professors Piotr Gibas and Lei Jin.

Check out the full article here.

Savannah Nugent – College of Charleston Study Abroad Scholarship recipient

The Asian Studies program congratulates Savannah Nugent, International Business major and Asian Studies minor, has been awarded the College of Charleston Study Abroad Scholarship by CofC’s Center of International Education. She will be studying during the Fall 2018 semester in China.

Patrick Crotty – Boren Scholarship recipient

The Asian Studies Program would like to congratulate Patrick Crotty on being awarded a Boren Scholarship. Boren Scholarships are initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Patrick will be spending his time in China learning Chinese until his return in August. His future plans are to work for the United States working to establish positive U.S. – China trade polices.