The Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS) is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
Languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu.
Programs range from seven to 10 weeks, beginning in early to mid-June with a pre-departure orientation in the U.S. Students must attend the full program and participate in all program activities. Students in all disciplines including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences and humanities are encouraged to apply.
Language experience varies; typically, previous language experience is not required.
Students must complete the online application on the Critical Language Scholarship Program website and submit two letters of recommendation.
|2019||Jonathan Bessette |
|2019||Ashwaq Asfour |
|2018||Jenny Simon |
|2017||Kayleigh Hamernik |
|2016||Anna Blatto |
|2012||Amanda Buonopane |
|2011||Jill Ricotta |
|2008||Sarajane Gomlak-Green |