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The CLS Application for the 2022 Summer Programs is now closed.

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Letters of Recommendation are due November 19, 2021 at 5:00pm Eastern

Be sure to check out more information on the language programs that we offer, and other information about the program.

Resources for Applicants

Virtual Information Session


Application Tips


What is CLS?


A Day on the CLS Program


Getting Help With Your Application

The CLS Program maintains a list of faculty members and administrators at colleges and universities nationwide who have volunteered to assist students with the CLS application process. If you do not have a designated CLS representative at your university, we recommend you contact your university’s study abroad, fellowship office, career services office, or writing center. Note that CLS applicants are not required to obtain support from their home institution to apply for the scholarship, but we strongly recommend that you take advantage of the resources available on your campus.

Also be sure to watch the official CLS Application Tips video above, which is designed to help you write focused, effective essays that speak to the selection criteria for the CLS Program. We recommend this video for every student applying to the CLS Program.

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