Global Languages Week to spotlight scholarship, fellowship opportunities

Wide range of programming to be offered Sept. 6 to 9

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Students interested in expanding their global identities by delving into a foreign language can take advantage of a wide range of programming opportunities during Global Languages Week, Sept. 6 to 9.

Sponsored by Penn State’s University Fellowships Office (UFO), Global Languages Week will highlight scholarships and fellowships available to students with a passion for foreign language study.

The week kicks off Sept. 6 with an information table situated in the HUB-Robeson Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A global languages fellowships overview will follow from 2 to 3 p.m. in 311 Boucke.

The fellowships spotlighted will include:

For the duration of the week, these language opportunities will be discussed at events featuring UFO staff, alongside past scholarship and fellowship recipients.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

The Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships information session will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sept. 7 in 306 Boucke. Elena Galinova, the FLAS coordinator, and FLAS fellows will be on hand to answer questions.

Thursday, Sept. 8

The Critical Language Scholarship information session will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 in 106 HUB. Grace Benner and Ben Stewart — who participated in CLS programs in Korea and Russia, respectively — will share personal experiences and offer advice to prospective scholars.

Friday, Sept. 9

Students interested in applying to the Gilman or Boren scholarships can attend an information session from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in 410 Boucke hosted by Tia Langnes and Scott Runner of the University Office of Global Programs.

Drop-in sessions throughout the week

The UFO will also host drop-in sessions for students as part of Global Languages Week. They will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in 310 Boucke; from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 in 310 Boucke; and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 in 212 Boucke. 

The complete Global Languages Week schedule can be viewed here

To learn more about foreign language scholarships and fellowships opportunities, visit the University Fellowships Office website.

The University Fellowships Office is part of Penn State Undergraduate Education, the academic administrative unit that provides leadership and coordination for University-wide programs and initiatives in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State. Learn more about Undergraduate Education at

Last Updated September 14, 2016