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Avi Strohmeyer has received a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) for intensive language study during the summer of 2024. The CLS program provides exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States with the opportunity to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. With an acceptance rate of less than 10%, the Critical Language Scholarship is one of the most competitive scholarships in the U.S. and the most prestigious language program for U.S. citizens.


Avi Strohmeyer
Applied Modern Language and Culture (Chinese), College of Liberal Arts
Avi will be studying the Chinese language at Tamkang University in Taiwan.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically increase the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages.

CLS provides rigorous academic instruction in fifteen languages critical to America's national security and economic prosperity. The program is administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

RIT students interested in applying for the Critical Language Scholarship should contact Jenny Sullivan (, Director of Education Abroad & International Fellowships.