We're excited to feature Cory Ashby, a UNO student who spent the summer studying Arabic in Tangier, Morocco as an awardee of the 2019 US Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. Congratulations, Cory! Enjoy the rest of your Semester in Morocco.
In 2019, Cory was one of only 550 competitively selected American students representing 233 colleges and universities across the United States to receive a CLS award. Each CLS scholar spent eight to ten weeks in one of 26 locations studying Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.
The program provides funded, group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS scholars serve as citizen ambassadors, representing the diversity of the United States abroad and building lasting relationships with people in their host countries. Alumni of the program go on to continue their language study and apply their critical language skills in their future careers.
See more information over at the CLS page.