Emily Brandt, UT alumna and 2012 Critical Language Scholarship Ambassador, will host an informal Q&A session for HUF students interested in the CLS program on Thursday, November 3 at 6:30pm over coffee at the Starbucks on 24th St.. The Critical Language Scholarship, a program of the United States Department of State, will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2012. The program will offer full funding, including all airfare, housing, tuition and living stipend to 575 students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) interested in studying Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. Information on the program is available at the CLS website.
Brant was a recipient of a 2011 Critical Language Scholarship to China and can personally attest to its personal and professional value. The Q&A will be helpful for anyone considering applying who would like some tips on preparing a competitive application, as well as for anyone who would like some “insider advice” from a recent student participant.