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Announcing the 2022 Alumni Photo Contest

We are pleased to invite alumni of the 2022 CLS Program to submit photos to the 2022 photo contest! We welcome submissions from those who participated virtually as well as those who were abroad at their program sites this summer. Submissions will be accepted through Monday, September 26, 2022 and …

CLS Program News — September 08, 2022


Announcing the 2022 CLS Refresh Alumni Program

The CLS Program is pleased to announce the second year of CLS Refresh, a language learning opportunity for CLS Program alumni. To support alumni in their continued commitment to critical languages, individualized virtual language instruction will be offered beginning in October 2022, at no cost to …

CLS Program News — September 01, 2022


Advisor Chat: David Wick

Meet CLS advisor David Wick! David has advised for the CLS Program since its inception over 15 years ago, making him a hall of fame CLS advisor. David began working in international education over 30 years ago and has since led study abroad initiatives at universities throughout the U.S—Santa Cla…

CLS Program News — September 01, 2022


ATU’s Babst Chosen for Department of State Program

Arkansas Tech University student Lucas Babst is among the inaugural cohort of American college and university students selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to participate in the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Spark program.

CLS in the Press — August 29, 2022


The Most Transformational Summer of My Life

This summer was the most transformational summer of my life. By the end of my CLS Korean program, not only has my speaking ability dramatically improved but my reading, writing, grammar, and listening skills have all grown immensely. It was such a rewarding experience to get out of class every…

CLS Program News — August 24, 2022