4 Students and Alumni Named 2018 Critical Language Scholars

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Five University of Pittsburgh students and alumni have been named 2018 Critical Language Scholars, an overseas intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment program designed to promote rapid language gains.

Joseph Acevedo, a Marine Corps veteran and junior majoring in Russian and Economics and minoring in Chinese with certificates in Russian and East European Studies and Asian Studies, will study Hindi in Jaipur, India.

Michael Andrews, a junior majoring in Finance and Supply Chain Management and minoring in Chinese, will study Mandarin in Dalian, China.

Matt Eskuchen, a current Boren Scholar in China, this August will receive a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, a Chemistry minor; and a Conceptual Foundations of Medicine certificate. He will study Mandarin in Tainan, Taiwan.

Brandon Yee, a senior majoring in Chinese with a certificate in Asian Studies, is studying Mandarin in Tainan, Taiwan.

The Critical Language Scholarship is a program of the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.