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Congratulations Future Educators!

Hailing from 14 home states and planning to teach seven languages other than English, please join us in congratulating our largest incoming class to date: 20 outstanding future educators who join the Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program this fall!

Know a future language teacher who's currently a high school senior? The call for applications will reopen in Spring 2024.

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Making Your Study Abroad Goals a Reality

University of Louisville student and future language educator Cody recently returned from studying abroad as a Gilman Scholar. Learn more about his experience—including some tips to consider as you plan your own study abroad adventure!

    • Student Voices,
    • Future Educator Stories

5 Questions for a Spanish Learner on Study Abroad & Beyond

Weston, a Denison University student from Texas, has completed two study abroad experiences and serves as Treasurer of his school's Spanish club. Hear his advice for fellow language learners.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

My Experience at Expo 2020 Dubai

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate Martin shares a first-person perspective on his experience as a language learner and student of the world at Expo 2020, an international cultural event held in Dubai, UAE. Check out his video to explore more!

    • Student Voices

5 Questions for a Learner on Languages, Faith & Global Perspectives

With a Spanish major and minors in French and Mandarin Chinese, Colorado State University student Janessa aspires to use her language skills in future Bible translation and education work. Learn about the language and cultural activities in which she participates.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

5 Questions for a Jeopardy Contestant Learning Spanish & French

Emory University student Maya is a human health and Spanish linguistics double major who aspires to a career in public health. Learn how language skills contribute to both her interest in trivia and her professional goals.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a French & Philosophy Double Major

Colorado State University undergraduate Camila is dedicated to seeking authentic conversation experiences in her target language. Learn how virtual tutors, an online conversation partner, and studying abroad in Lyon have contributed to her skills!

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

My First Study Abroad: Being Dropped in Another Country

University of West Georgia Spanish language major Kaleb shares a reflection on his summer study abroad adventure in Madrid, Spain. Hear how the experience bolstered confidence in his language skills and reaffirmed his goal to become a language educator.

    • Student Voices,
    • Future Educator Stories

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Global Health Researcher Learning Arabic

Jack holds degrees in comparative literature and public health. With plans to work as an infectious disease epidemiologist, he's learning Arabic (Jordanian, Moroccan, Modern Standard Arabic), French, Spanish, and Mandarin.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Surgeon Learning Spanish & French

Colorado State University neuroscience major and French minor Nicholas shares his early motivations for learning languages and the surprising opportunities to which his skills have opened doors.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews