CLS Application Deadline November 16

The application for the summer 2022 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will close in just over two weeks on Tuesday, November 16 at 8:00pm Eastern Time. We welcome your students to apply now to learn a critical foreign language next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.

The application is now live and available online at:

Email templates are available on our web site to assist you in reaching out to your students:

I will be available from 2:00-3:00pm on each of the remaining three Fridays of our open application season to answer advisor questions in an open Zoom meeting for advisors. Please feel free to drop in to discuss any advising inquiries and to connect with other advisors from our network! Registration for these meetings is open here:

We have hosted a number of information sessions and alumni panels this fall, including sessions specific to our 15 separate language programs and a session for beginners who may not know where to begin when selecting a language for their application. Recordings of these webinars are available here:

We still have a number of upcoming live information and Q&A sessions that are open to both students and advisors:

As always, we are grateful for your work to share this opportunity across your campus and help students get their applications in before the deadline.

If you’re interested in evaluating applications for the CLS Program this fall, the form to express interest is still open:

Please be in touch if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

Natalie Spencer
Assistant Manager
Critical Language Scholarship Program

You can add, update, or remove advisor listings for your campus any time using our online forms:

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