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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.
CLS News and Stories
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CLS in the Press
Meeting of Giorgi Amilakhvari and Khatuna Kvitsiani with the American Students in the US State Department of State Program
CLS Program scholars visited the Parliament of Georgia and met with the Chair of the Education and Science Committee Giorgi Amilakhvari and committee member Khatua Kvitsiani.
Shared from Parliament of Georgia, August 08, 2022
First-Batch CLS Student and Fulbright Research Grant Winner David Anderson Reflects on his time at Okayama University
David Anderson (Japanese 2019) paid a visit to Okayama University President Makino Hirofumi before returning to the US, where he will continue his studies at Harvard University.
Shared from Okayama University, August 08, 2022
Coming-of-age Ceremony at the Confucius Temple is a New Experience for American Students (孔廟成年禮 成大美籍生新體驗)
(This article is in Chinese) CLS Chinese scholars in the CLS Program in Tainan, Taiwan participated in a traditional coming-of-age ceremony.
Shared from China Daily News, August 08, 2022