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Two W&L Students Awarded 2018 Critical Language Scholarships
Source: The Columns
Two Washington and Lee University students have received Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2018: Elizabeth McDonald ‘18 for Japanese and Riley Ries ‘19 for Russian. McDonald will study in Hikone, Japan, while Ries will study in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Three UAB students win Critical Language Scholarships
Source: UAB News
Lillian Chien, a 2018 UAB graduate who earned bachelor's degrees in neuroscience and international studies, Ayla McCay, a sophomore majoring in international studies, and Kaitlin McLeod, a junior neuroscience major, have been selected for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship program.

Miranda Dafoe '18 Headed to India with Critical Language Scholarship
Source: DePauw University
DePauw University senior Miranda Dafoe will spend this summer in Lucknow, India, studying Urdu, the official national language of Pakistan, as the recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from the U.S. Department of State.


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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...

2017 Alumni Photo Contest Launches

Attention new CLS alumni! The CLS program is pleased to announce the 2017 photo contest, open to 2017 alumni of all CLS program sites. Submissions will be accepted through September 25 and should fall into one of four categories: Mutual Understanding: Photos and captions in this category should highlight the impact of study abroad and the CLS program in promoting and inspiring mutual und...