Sadie Ritter
  • Sadie Ritter is a sophomore global studies, political science, and Russian major from Alma. She will study Russian. She became interested in the language when her family hosted students from Ukraine and Kazakhstan while she was in high school. She also would like to work for the federal government.
  • 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.