Cameron Cumberland is a recipient of the Academic Year 2015-2016 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The award provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with financial support to develop fluency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and expertise in the regions in which these languages are spoken. Every year the Center for Global Studies awards between 12-15 fellowships to UW students. Click here to learn more.
I have spent several years learning and improving my Chinese language ability, including an academic year spent in Beijing, China under the NSLI-Y program in 2013-14. I am currently pursuing a double major at the University of Washington in Chinese Language and International Studies, and was a FLAS awardee for the 2015-16 school year. I will be completing my first degree in Spring of 2016 and looks forward to spending my final year at the UW learning about the world and discovering there is always more Chinese to be learned.