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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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5 Questions for Luce Scholar in Japan

Taylor is living and working in Osaka, where she partners with Nijiro Diversity and Pride Center Osaka to advocate for LGBTQ rights in Japan. Learn more about her experience as a Luce Scholar and read Taylor's tips on finding funding for study abroad.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

5 Questions for a Luce Scholar in Nepal

Originally from Hawai'i, Makana currently lives and works in Kathmandu, Nepal, where he partners with Karkhana and United World Schools Nepal to create STEAM curriculum for children. Learn more about his language learning experiences in Hawaiian and Nepali!

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Language Learning Tips from a Student of Korean

Stony Brook University psychology major and LCF Student Ambassador Evangeline shares her best language learning strategies for fellow students.

    • Student Voices

5 Questions for a Cantonese-Speaking Medical Interpreter

LaGuardia Community College/CUNY student and future nurse Elsie shares about her current professional role, provides advice for fellow language learners, and reflects on her recent court interpreting internship.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

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