Annika Gage ’16 has been selected to receive a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Hindi in India this summer. The CLS Program is extremely selective, and Gage is one of approximately 550 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s CLS Program in 2014.
“I have spent the last two summers in India volunteering at a children′s home called Ramana′s Garden and applied for the scholarship because I am passionate about learning the language in order to work there in the future doing something in the field of women′s health,” says Gage, who will be studying in Jaipur.
CLS participants will spend seven to ten weeks in intensive language institutes this summer in one of 13 countries to study Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu.
Gage graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, MI, and plans to pursue a major in urban studies and a minor in gender and sexuality studies.