Victoria Bullivant ’18 has been awarded the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). She will study Arabic in Amman, Jordan this summer.
The CLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, aimed at offering intensive overseas study in critical need languages.
Bullivant, a world politics major, studied in Hamilton’s Program in Washington, D.C. this semester. She interned with the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and also with the State Department’s Humanitarian Information Unit. She is also social media coordinator with Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center.
Major: World Politics
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: Park School of Baltimore
Last summer Bullivant received an Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center summer fellowship during which she researched and wrote a paper on institutional arrangements for resettled refugees in Utica, N.Y. During that time she also interned at the Midtown Utica Community Center, where she coordinated daily community programming at the center for refugees.
At Hamilton, Bullivant is founder and editor of Routes, Hamilton’s biannual travel and exploration magazine. She is a tutor with Project SHINE secretary to Model European Union and was a 2017 Levitt Leadership Institute participant.
The CLS Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. Aimed at broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
CLS students receive a minimum of 20 hours per week of classroom instruction and participate in extensive community engagement activities.
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.