Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

Degree Level: Undergrad, or Post UG, or Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: International

Duration: One year

Deadlines: November. Please check website below for the specific date.

Description:

A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2010. A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2010.

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students. Levels available for each language are as follows:

-Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
-Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
-Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level

Visit the Critical Language Scholarships site.

Award Details

Amount: travel expenses

Duration: 7-10 weeks

Additional Qualifications: Language prerequisites required.

Student Information

Videos of winners discussing their application experiences:
Michelle McCloskey, CLS in Turkey (play or download)