May 14, 2012

Salem Student Chosen for Prestigious Language Immersion Program

Salem student Sara Otero C’14 was chosen by the Critical Language Scholarship Program to participate in the prestigious CSL Institute in Tunis, Tunisia this summer. Otero, who is an international relations major, will study Arabic during her time in Tunisia.

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) provide group-based summer intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for eight to ten weeks. The intensive summer language institutes include four to five hours of language instruction each day, five days a week. CLS participants cover approximately one year’s worth of language study during the summer institutes. Mandatory or voluntary activities outside of formal classes may also be provided, including tutoring, peer conversation partners and homework assignments. In addition, participants will participate in a variety of group-based cultural enrichment activities and excursions.