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Creighton Student Receives U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

Creighton Student Receives U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

Creighton University junior Carly Goodman has been awarded a U.S. Department of State 2010 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Chinese in an intensive language institute in Nanjing, China for the summer of 2010.

Nearly 5,300 U.S. college and university students applied for the CLS Programís merit-based selection process; Goodman represents one of 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to receive this award.

The CLS Program seeks to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical-need languages by increasing opportunities for American students to develop language skills through cultural immersions overseas. Participants in the program continue their language acquisitions in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Persian, and Russian and Indic and Turkic languages in intensive language institutes in one of 15 countries where the languages are spoken.

Goodman is currently seeking a B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Asian Studies. She is a graduate of Omaha North High School and plans to continue her education after her graduation from Creighton University in the Spring of 2011.

CLS Program participants are among more than 40,000 academic and professional exchange program participants supported annually by the U.S. Department of Stateís Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The CLS Program is administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and the American Councils for International Education (ACTR).