Auggies win overseas language fellowship

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Congratulations to Augsburg University’s three new Critical Language Scholars: Abdulkadir Sharif, Bri Luetkahans, and Jubilee Prosser! The CLS program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides 8-10 weeks of intensive overseas language study and cultural immersion in an effort to expand the number of Americans who speak languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity.

Abdulkadir Sharif, majoring in political science: public policy/political change and international relations, minoring in history, will be traveling to Arusha Tanzania to study Kiswahili;

Bri Luetkahans, international relations major with a minor in Mandarin Chinese, will be traveling to Tainan, Taiwan to study Chinese;

Jubilee Prosser, biology major and public policy and environmental studies minor, will also be traveling to Arusha, Tanzania to study Kiswahili.

To learn more about the CLS, check out the website at After reading the website, if you are interested in applying next fall, please contact