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Announcing the 2023 Alumni Photo Contest

We are pleased to invite alumni of the 2023 CLS Program to submit your photos from this summer to the 2023 CLS photo contest! Winning photos will be featured on special-edition CLS postcards.  Photo Contest Submission Form Submissions will be accepted through Sunday, December …

CLS Program News — December 01, 2023

Finding Home in Okayama, Japan

A perspective on the 2023 CLS Japanese Program told by CLS Digital Ambassador, Kirk Preston.  March 9, 2023, I remember where I was when I got the email. I was out giving a tour of Rose-Hulman’s campus to a prospective student, unaware of the good news that had just arrived. It wasn’t un…

CLS Program News — November 17, 2023

2024 CLS Program Application Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that the application is now open for the 2024 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program and virtual initiative, CLS Spark! We welcome American undergraduate and graduate students to apply now to learn a critical language next summer on a funded language and cultura…

CLS Program News — October 03, 2023

CLS Student Spotlight: Thai Nguyen

Since middle school, Thai Nguyen has been captivated by Russian history. Ask the average person to name a significant moment in Russian history and you’ll likely be met with blank stares; Ask Thai and he’ll give you his top three. In order to take his Russian history knowledge to the next-level, Th…

CLS Program News — September 20, 2023

CLS Spark Spotlight: Josh Phillips on Arabic Language & Culture

Josh Phillips is a undergraduate student at Mississippi State University majoring in Economics, Political Science and Government. Josh participated in 2023 CLS Spark Arabic hosted by the Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) Center of the University of Alexandria in Egypt. Josh hop…

CLS Program News — August 24, 2023