News and Stories

Prestigious Paths Followed

Over 7,500 miles away from the University of Miami, Cadet was awarded the opportunity to study Mandarin in China as part of her Critical Language Scholarship, a program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


A World of Opportunities

On Tuesday, November 15, GSLL hosted an event called a World of Opportunities. It was an opportunity for students to learn about Russian culture and study abroad options. The event was organized by a senior Russian Literature and Culture major, Leona Amosah.


The CLS 2017 Application is Closed

Thank you everyone who participated in the 2017 CLS Program recruitment season, who hosted or attended a presentation at your university or who shared this opportunity with their friends, classmates, students and colleagues. Thank you especially to all of the students who applied to the program and who continue to pursue their interest in learning less commonly taught languages and building mutual...


​CLS Alumni Ambassador Application

Are you interested in sharing your experiences while working to support and promote the CLS Program? The application to become a 2017 CLS Alumni Ambassador is now open! CLS Alumni Ambassadors take leadership roles as active representatives of the CLS Program and of the U.S. Department of State. CLS Alumni Ambassadors are expected to engage with all CLS alumni and to represent the program to var...


How to Write an Effective CLS Application

We want every applicant to the CLS program to be as successful as possible! For that reason, we've put together some of the best information we have about what goes into making a successful application. These tips will 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, as well as a...