College of Arts & Sciences

Jasmine Cerón Receives Critical Language Scholarship

APRIL 16, 2018

Jasmine Cerón, an International Studies major, has been awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS is a highly competitive, intensive language and cultural immersion program that aims to increase the number of Americans with foreign language skills critical to national security and economic prosperity. Cerón will to travel to Oman this summer to study Arabic.

“I want to continue learning Arabic and further explore the rich history, art and culture of the people who speak the language. These things are not widely represented today and sometimes, they are not represented in the best light,” said Cerón. “I have found that learning Arabic is a great way to truly understand the culture.”

Cerón would like to curate museum exhibitions that highlight Arabic culture and “help others become culturally competent.” “I am hoping this great opportunity will open doors and help me accomplish this goal,” she said.

-G. Guthrie