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.
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:
- The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) that affords students the culturally enriching opportunity to attend an intensive summer language institute abroad;
- The Gilman International (Benjamin A.) Scholarship awarded to Federal Pell Grant recipients interested in studying abroad;
- The Boren Scholarship for Undergraduate Students intended for those who desire to study abroad in locations that are vital to the national security of the United States; and
- The Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program (FLAS) designated for students seeking training in various “modern” languages.
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 undergrad.psu.edu.