Erin Blasko | June 19, 2018
Three University of Notre Dame graduate students and one Law School student have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study critical languages abroad this summer.
The CLS program is part of the U.S. government’s effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages in the name of U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.
The program is eight to 10 weeks long and includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
The four students are:
- Evan Gage (theology) will study Turkish in Baku, Azerbaijan.
- Patricia Hartland (creative writing) will study Urdu in Lucknow, India.
- John Karian (law) will study Persian in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
- Catherine Perl (history) will study Arabic in Tangier, Morocco.
Gage, Hartland and Perl are part of the Graduate School. Karian is part of the Law School.
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