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Two Critical Language Scholarship Semi-Finalists

August 12, 2013

Congratulations to Matt D'Arcy (Mechanical Engineering, BS '14, Honors) and Yasin Khan (Public Health, Master's, '14) who have been selected as semi-finalists for the 2014 Korean and Urdu Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) respectively.


Matt D'ArcyMatt's interest in Korea stems from his passion for aerospace research. In addition to learning Korean, he hopes to conduct research at Space Systems Research Laboratory of Korea Aerospace University (KAU) with support from the Fulbright US Student Program.

As a Drexel student, he completed three co-ops including at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. He also conducted research at Drexel's Space Systems Laboratory (advisor: with Dr. Jin Kang).


Yasin KhanYasin hopes to use her Urdu language skills when working on gender based violence and women’s health. Yasin served in AmeriCorps’ City Year Louisiana and has been working on violence prevention for several years. Most recently, she completed an internship at UCLA's Labor and Occupational Health Department and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) conducting research on workplace violence.

They will find out in late February if they will be able to participate in the CLS programs in Wonju, S. Korea and Lucknow, India. Good luck!


The Critical Language Scholarship Program, sponsored by the US Dept. of State, offers fully-funded summer institutes in 13 critical languages. For more information visit the CLS website or email Cindy Schaarschmidt, Asst. Director, Fellowships Office.