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CLS Information Session & Alumni Panel

September 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn more about fully-funded intensive summer language study through the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. Jonathan Poser, CLS Program Officer, will provide information about the program and application process. Following the presentation, UNC CLS alumni will share their personal experiences in the program before our live Q&A session.

  • Jonathan Poser is Program Officer for Russian and Persian Programs and holds a dual M.A./M.P.P. from the University of Michigan’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
  • Albert Cavallaro is a PhD student in History at the University of Michigan. Albert received his MA in Global Studies from UNC Chapel Hill and participated in the Critical Language Scholarship Program in 2018 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • Christina Oh is a UNC undergraduate majoring in Linguistics and Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures with a Music minor. Christina is the recipient of the 2021 Critical Language Scholarship for Russian.

With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides fully-funded intensive language study during the summer to a diverse group of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. CLS is open to undergraduate (including graduating seniors) and graduate students.

Register for the event here.

Co-presented by the UNC Russian Flagship Program and the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies. 


September 28, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm