Three UAA students earn Critical Languages Scholarships

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Critical Languages logoThe Russian program in UAA's Department of Languages is pleased to announce that Caitlin Cheely, a Russian language major and a Forty-Ninth State Fellow in the Honors College, and William Giedosh, a major in the International Studies Russia Track, have been awarded the highly competitive Department of State 2012 Critical Languages Scholarship in Russian.

In addition, language student Ben Woodland-German and international studies major, history minor-won UAA's first Critical Languages Scholarship in Turkish. (Read a full story on Ben in the Peninsula Clarion where he talks about plans to teach German to Turkish immigrants in Bavaria next fall.)

The Critical Language Scholarship Program provides full funding for intensive summer language institutes overseas. More information can be found at the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program's website.

Please join us in congratulating Caitlin, William and Ben on this high distinction!

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