January 20: Semifinalists for the CLS Program's 2022 summer institutes have been notified of their status by email. If you submitted an application for the 2022 program and have not received a notification, please email us at email@example.com with your Application Reference Code and we will resend the notification to you.
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
Each summer, CLS provides rigorous academic instruction in fifteen languages that are critical to America's national security and economic prosperity. CLS participants are citizen ambassadors, sharing American values and promoting American influence abroad.
Why You Should Study Abroad with 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.
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CLS in the Press
WKU graduate and CLS Program alumna Keightley Dudgeon (Arabic 2018) was named a 2021 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellow. She is one of 45 fellows selected nationwide and only the second WKU student to earn this honor.
Shared from Western Kentucky University News, January 19, 2022
Shared from University of Hawaii at Manoa, January 14, 2022
Ohio University graduate student Andrew Howard has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Refresh award to study Urdu with the American Institute of India Studies.
Shared from Ohio University, November 30, 2021