College of Arts and Sciences


  • Giuseppe Lanza Awarded Scholarship to Study in Turkey

    March 30, 2011

    Anthropology student Giuseppe Lanza, a senior, was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Turkish.  The scholarship fully funds an eight-week language immersion program in Izmir, Turkey. 

    Lanza, a native of Washington, D.C., is using the scholarship to get a head start on his academic career. He plans to go to graduate school to earn a Ph.D. in medical anthropology.

    “My grandfather was an international educator and his first assignment was in Ankara. My father was born there, so I’ve always been interested in Turkey,” he said. “I am particularly interested in studying health care access issues, specifically the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals who have increasingly been the subject of violence in the country.” 

    The Critical Language Scholarship is part of the U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and master critical foreign languages.

    The College of Arts and Sciences offers 7 advanced degrees and 33 undergraduate degrees, including a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology.


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