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Jacqualine Asuquo, ’19, wins Critical Language Scholarship to study Chinese in Taiwan

| By Stephanie Weaver
Jacqualine Asuquo '19

Jacqualine Asuquo, ’19, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study in Chinese in Tainan, Taiwan at the National Cheng King University.

Asuquo studied Chinese for seven years prior to her first year at Loyola.

“Not only do I want to be fluent in Chinese, but I also want to be able to speak it fluently in the country. Going to Taiwan will give me a chance to practice my skills and help me learn what I need to do in order to achieve fluency,” Asuquo said.

Asuquo, a biology major and Chinese minor from Capitol Heights, Md., hopes to visit the Zhongshan Park and Confucius Temple while in Tainan. At Loyola, Asuquo is a member of the University Singers, African Student Union, and Model UN.

About The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program:

The U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of 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 opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. 

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