My name is Alex Copland. I am a senior double majoring in international relations and Chinese language. Last summer I was awarded the critical language scholarship for study in China. CLS is a full-ride government scholarship to study a target language in another country for the summer. I have my teachers and the staff at the Office of International Programs to thank for helping me with my application and winning the award. Now I am working on the Boren scholarship to go back to China for a whole year next fall!