Critical Language Scholarship Program | Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni Ambassadors are selected through a competitive process each winter. We look for alumni who have reflected on the successes and challenges of their experiences and want to share their excitement for language learning and the CLS Program with others.

Alumni Ambassadors engage with CLS alumni and represent the program to various audiences, including prospective CLS participants, program finalists, university staff, and the general public. For example, Alumni Ambassadors frequently organize online or in-person essay-writing workshops leading up to the CLS application deadline, give classroom presentations and information sessions about the CLS Program at college study abroad fairs other events, and organize events for alumni in their communities, among other activities.

Typical activities of an Alumni Ambassador include:

  • General CLS and/or county-specific presentations to applicants or advisors
  • Participating in online forums
  • Sharing their program experiences with prospective CLS scholars
  • Responding to questions from future CLS participants as needed
  • Speaking on panels at conferences and CLS Program events

The application for the 2024 Alumni Ambassador Program is now open! All 2023 alumni are invited to apply here by Thursday, December 11, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST. For more application information, please visit:

If you would like to get in touch with one of the current CLS Alumni Ambassadors, email and we will connect you!

2023 Alumni Ambassador Profiles

2022 Alumni Ambassador Profiles

2021 Alumni Ambassador Profiles

2020 Alumni Ambassador Profiles

2019 Alumni Ambassador Profiles

2018 Alumni Ambassador Profiles

2017 Alumni Ambassador Profiles

2016 Alumni Ambassador Profiles

2014 Alumni Ambassador Profiles

2012 Alumni Ambassador Profiles