Six Penn Students Receive U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460May 11, 2012

          PHILADELPHIA – Six University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for study this summer:

      Colleen Daley, who will study Arabic in Oman.

      Blake Harwood, who will study Arabic in Tunisia.

      Bronwyn Koehl, who will study Russian in Russia.

      Steven Lin, who will study Japanese in Japan.

      Myra Siddiqui, who will study Korean in South Korea

      Lan Ngo, who will study Chinese in China.

            They are among approximately 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate student scholarship recipients who will study Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish or Urdu. 

            They students will spend seven to 10 weeks in intensive language institutes. CLS Program participants are expected to apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.   

            More information about the CLS Program is available at