Here a few of their experiences below:
Yasmeen El-Hasan spent her summer participating in intensive Arabic courses at the Arab American Language Institute of Morocco (AALIM) in Tangier, a coastal city of approximately 700,000 people located in northern Morocco.
Kathleen Daly spent her summer studying Bangla in Kolkata, India where she participated in intensive Bangla courses at the American Institute of Indian Studies. Kolkata, a former capital of the British Raj, is known as the center of the Bengal Renaissance, a resurgence of art and learning that contributed to Indian Independence.
Andrew O’Brien spent the summer studying Chinese in Changchun, China. For eight weeks, O’Brien and 27 other American students from institutions across the United States participated in intensive Chinese courses at College of Humanities and Sciences of Northeast Normal University in Changchun.
Greta Hagedorn spent the summer studying Chinese in Suzhou, China, a city known as the “Venice of the East” and is famous for its silk and gardens.
Elizabeth Humphrey studied Persian in Dushanbe, Tajikistan with 27 other American students, lived with local Persian-speaking host families, and participated in cultural excursions (including learning traditional zurkhaneh training methods).
Learn more about the Critical Language Scholarship here.