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Every day, students around the country are being recognized for their language skills and dedication to cultural awareness. Learn how these students have made a difference in the world while gaining meaningful experiences that will help launch their future careers.

Student Testimonials

Fellowships, internships, graduate degrees, travel, and dream jobs: recent alumni of the University of Kansas’ School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures share how learning a language has made a difference in their lives.

These University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University Boren Scholars are preparing for a future in public service—studying in Morocco and Taiwan!

University of Kentucky student Sarah was awarded a prestigious NSEP Boren Scholarship that allowed her to study education and teaching at a Japanese university.

Six Fulbright fellowship winners from Connecticut College bring their passion for languages to the classroom as teaching assistants in countries including Georgia, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Mexico, Russia, and Spain.

Southern Utah University graduate McKenna struggled with Spanish as a high school student and never dreamed she’d become a Spanish major in college. By confronting and overcoming her anxiety, she discovered a love of the Spanish language that has allowed her to connect with people from around the world—including an unforgettable experiences working and living at a Mexican orphanage after graduation.

Critical Language Scholarship awardees from the University of New Mexico speak to the impact that study abroad experiences have made on their lives.