Esbeidy Chavez
  • Esbeidy Chavez is a junior global studies major from Sutton who will study Punjabi. She speaks English and Spanish and wants to add Punjabi in hopes of becoming a Foreign Service officer.
  • Finalists for the program were selected from a diverse pool of over 4,600 applicants, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • The U.S. Department of State sponsors and oversees the program as part of a larger government effort to expand the number of Americans studying foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of institutes for summer 2021 will offer virtual programs.