USD Student Awarded State Department Scholarship

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Inside USD -- It is not uncommon for a college student to study abroad. But USD student Matthew Jones ‘13 took studying abroad to another level this summer with his recent participation in the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program in China.

Under the two-month program at Shaanxi Normal University in X’ian, China, Jones was fully immersed in Chinese language and culture, even signing a pledge not to speak English for the duration of the program. He and his Chinese roommate “had to express our opinions, adjust to each other’s habits and preferences, and compromise to find solutions to any problems that may have arisen.” (Full Story)

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