Critical Language Scholarship Program | CLS Refresh
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CLS Refresh

The CLS Program is pleased to announce the third year of CLS Refresh, a language learning opportunity for CLS Program Alumni. To support alumni in their continued commitment to critical languages, one-on-one virtual language instruction will be offered between October - December 2023 at no cost to participating CLS Program alumni.

Virtual instruction will be available by CLS Program partner institutes from October 2, 2023 to December 22, 2023. Alumni will participate in up to two hours per week for up to twelve weeks.

Alumni will work with CLS Program staff and the host institute to determine scheduling after acceptance. Language instruction may take place during the early morning or late evening hours in the U.S. due to differences in time zones. Please review the general timeframes during which your CLS language is offered before completing the application to ensure that your availability overlaps with that of the institute partner(s).

All alumni of the CLS Program in good standing are eligible to apply for this opportunity, including those not located in the United States. However, preference in selection will be given to alumni who have not previously participated in CLS Refresh. Each person who would like to participate must submit an application, articulating their need and motivations for participation and how they have been using their CLS language since the conclusion of their program.

The application deadline is Friday, September 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm ET: Selected alumni will be notified of their acceptance in late September and asked to work with their assigned host institute to finalize a schedule for instruction before September 29, 2023.