Congratulations 2023 CLS finalists!
In 2023, we selected approximately 500 competitive American students from 245 institutions as CLS finalists. Read our announcement.
What Alumni Say About the CLS Program
Develop Key Expertise
The CLS Program provides its scholars intensive language and cultural instruction in an environment designed to maximize their language gains at every level.
Career Ready Skills
Alumni apply their critical language skills in a variety of professional fields in public and private sectors as well as government, helping to support America’s competitiveness across the board.
CLS scholars represent the breadth and diversity of the United States. Through personal engagement they help to spread American values and develop mutual understanding with the people of other countries.
CLS News and Stories
Alumni Profile: Zion ShihZion Shih is an alumna of the CLS Chinese Program hosted by Tamkang University in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Zion attends Loma Linda University where she studies Translational Medicine as an MD-PhD student. As a future physician-scientist, Zion plans to bring her work with patients into the lab to in…
March 20, 2023
Alumni Profile: Eugeniu ProdanEugeniu Prodan is an alumnus of the 2022 CLS Indonesian Program hosted by Universitas Negeri Malang in Malang, Indonesia. He is a second-year student in the Master of International Affairs Program at Texas A&M University. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Bachelor of Science in Busi…
March 16, 2023
Alumni Profile: Yumei LinYumei Lin is an alumna of the 2022 CLS Indonesian Program hosted by Universitas Negeri Malang in Malang, Indonesia. She is a graduate of Tufts University with a degree in International Relations with a concentration in Security Studies and a minor in Economics. Yumei hopes to apply her Indonesian a…
March 14, 2023
Announcing the 2023 CLS Program AwardsWe are pleased to announce that approximately 500 finalists were selected for the opportunity to study critical languages through the overseas CLS Program and through its virtual initiative, CLS Spark. We applaud all applicants for the 2023 CLS Program for their commitment to language learning …
March 14, 2023
CLS in the Press
University of Richmond student Sarah Schalkoff secures Critical Language Scholarship
Study abroad and an internship with the UN offers University of Richmond student rich intercultural experiences.
Shared from Jepson School of Leadership Studies, November 30, 2022
Critical Language Scholarship winners Donika and Hannah discuss their experiences
Community College of Philadelphia students Hannah Mc-Kay Simmons (Chinese 2022), an International Studies major, and Donika Campbell (Arabic 2022), a Respiratory Care Technology major, talk about why the CLS Spark program is a worthwhile opportunity for students.
Shared from Community College of Philadelphia, November 22, 2022
UD students continue to be honored by premier international scholarship programs
University of Delaware graduate Kiara Cronin was selected as a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) recipient to learn Swahili.
Shared from UDaily, November 17, 2022