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BYU Receives National Grants for Excellence in Language Studies

The grants will fund in-depth studies of Latin American and Asian languages.

BYU has long been viewed as the “Language University,” teaching over 60 languages regularly and offering plentiful opportunities for real-world immersion studies.

The Kennedy Center recently announced that BYU, along with the University of Utah, was named a National Resource Center for Latin American and Asian studies and awarded $7 million in funding. This prestigious distinction will last four years and supports scholarships, faculty research, community outreach, and more.

Learn more about the grant, what it will be used for, and how BYU earned it here.

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BYU Professor Janis Nuckolls teaches a Quichua class at the Andes and Amazon Field School. Research and teaching of languages such as Quichua will be supported by the grants.