The application for the 2022 summer program is now live! The deadline to apply is November 16, 2021.
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
Each summer, CLS provides rigorous academic instruction in fifteen languages that are critical to America's national security and economic prosperity. CLS participants are citizen ambassadors, sharing American values and promoting American influence abroad.
Why You Should Study Abroad with the CLS Program
Develop Key Expertise
The CLS Program provides its scholars intensive language and cultural instruction in an environment designed to maximize their language gains at every level.
Career Ready Skills
Alumni apply their critical language skills in a variety of professional fields in public and private sectors as well as government, helping to support America’s competitiveness across the board.
CLS scholars represent the breadth and diversity of the United States. Through personal engagement they help to spread American values and develop mutual understanding with the people of other countries.
CLS News and Stories
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CLS in the Press
Growing up on an expansive farm in rural Arkansas, Sophie Aigner (Indonesian 2011) had an interest in other cultures from a very early age. It is only natural, then, that in her career the Arizona State University global studies alum would have a global mindset.
Shared from ASU News, October 08, 2021
Ashley Tousana (Chinese 2018) was featured in Bison Beat, the newsletter of Howard University's President's Office, for her focus on language, and using Chinese and Swahili to achieve a career focusing on China-Africa development affairs.
Shared from The Bison Beat, October 05, 2021
Cheyden Paulson (Azerbaijani 2021) speaks four languages. He is the recipient of a prestigious federal scholarship. At UND, he is majoring in International Studies and Spanish, and he’s aiming for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Not bad, for a 20-year-old from a town of about 500 in North Dakota’s ranch country.
Shared from University of North Dakota, October 05, 2021