Critical Language Scholarship Program | CLS Program
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CLS Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes classroom-based language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

In this section you will find an overview of the major elements of the CLS Program and information about the CLS staff who support participants before, during, and after the program.