CBE senior Katherine Yolitz, of Chattanooga, is one of four UT students who earned fully funded scholarships to travel abroad this summer to study languages considered crucial to the United States’ future security and stability. Yolitz also minors in Arab studies.
“I’ll be studying Modern Standard Arabic and the local Moroccan dialect at the Arab American Language Institute in Meknes, while also living with a host family,” she said. “I’m very excited and honored to have been selected . . . and be able to take part in an amazing opportunity to continue studying Arabic while being immersed in the language and learning about Moroccan life and culture.”
The Critical Language Scholarship is a US Department of State program that seeks to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are less commonly taught in US schools but are essential for America’s engagement with the world.