Nine Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarships

In a record for the University, nine students—six undergraduates and three graduates—have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study a critical language during summer 2016. The US Department of State program offers fully funded summer overseas language study and cultural immersion that leads each student to mastering a critical language and building relationships with people in another country.

Undergraduate Students

Alexis Crossland (Freshman: Environmental Studies) – Chinese in Dalian, China

Samuel Gonzales (Senior: Chinese, History, Asian Studies) – Chinese in Tainan, Taiwan

Andrew Nitz (Senior: Russian, History, Computer Science) – Turkish in Izmir, Turkey

Roisin O'Dowd (Sophomore: Molecular Biology, Linguistics, Chemistry, Global Studies) – Persian in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Ashley Saxe (Senior: Rehabilitation Science, African Studies, Global Studies, Pathokinesiology Rehab) – Swahili in Arusha, Tanzania

Zoe Toigo (Freshman: Electrical Engineering) – Chinese in Suzhou, China

Graduate Students

Nicholas Caskey (GSPIA, Global Studies) – Persian in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Emilie Coakley (Music) – Indonesian in Malang, Indonesia

Steven Moon (Music,  Global Studies) – Turkish in Izmir, Turkey