A top Mississippi State student from Starkville has been selected to participate this summer in the U.S. Department of State-sponsored Critical Language Scholarship Program.
Senior English major Joy Cariño, a Presidential Scholar in the university’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College, will spend a month in Malang, Indonesia, as part of an intensive language and cultural immersion program at the Universitas Negeri Malang.
Implemented by the Washington, D.C.-based American Councils for International Education, the Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of a wider U.S. government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity.
CLS works to prepare students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increase national competitiveness through intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. For more, visit https://clscholarship.org.