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Learning Critical Languages Enhances One’s Understanding Of Culture And International Relations
Source: The Bitgrum
Rita Erickson and Joseph Longo from Michigan State University each received a US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship for this summer, joining over 500 students who qualified for the program.

U.S. Department of State awards language scholarships to UGA students
Source: The Red & Black
Six University of Georgia students have received Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State to extensively study languages abroad this summer, according to a UGA press release.

Language Scholarship Award Caps Year Abroad
Source: College of the Atlantic
After a year abroad studying public health and international development in Kenya, Hanna Lafferty ’19 is spending her summer break immersed in the Swahili language in Arusha, Tanzania as a member of the U.S. Department of State’s competitive Critical Language Scholarship program.

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CLS Institutional Press Releases

We are happy to present to you the 578 finalists for the Summer 2018 CLS Program, accompanied by PDF press releases for each of your institutions institution with a finalist on the CLS Program:  Finalists for the CLS Program represent over 230 institutions of higher education across the United States, including comm...

2018 CLS Alumni Ambassador Application

Are you interested in sharing your experiences while working to support and promote the CLS Program? The application to become a 2018 CLS Alumni Ambassador is now open! Who are CLS Alumni Ambassadors? CLS Alumni Ambassadors are recent CLS participants who take leadership roles as active and positive representatives of the CLS Program.  CLS Alumni Ambassadors are selected through a comp...

Application for the 2018 CLS Program Now Closed

The application for the 2018 Summer Critical Language Scholarship Program is now closed. We want to thanks all of the university campus representatives and CLS Program alumni who recruited for the CLS Program in 2017, to everyone who advised students through the application process and especially to all of the applicants who submitted applications for the 2018 program and who continue to purs...

Announcing the 2018 CLS Application

We are pleased to welcome American students to apply for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program to learn critical foreign languages next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.   The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad study...