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Announcing the CLS 2021 Finalists

The CLS Program is pleased to announce the results of its 2021 summer competition. We applaud all applicants for the 2021 CLS Program for their commitment to language learning and congratulate the finalists and alternates selected from this impressive pool of students. Finalists for the 2021 CLS P…

CLS Program News — March 03, 2021


In Defense of U.S. Education and Cultural Programs

Daniel Bottomley, CLS Alumnus (2012 Indonesian) and Director of Public Diplomacy & Global Initiatives at University of Delaware, makes the case for a renewed focus on international exchange programs promoting mutual understanding within the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

CLS in the Press — February 15, 2021


2020 Alumni Ambassador Year in Review

Despite the unprecedented challenges prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Alumni Ambassadors remained resilient, resourceful, and engaged through the months, working with the alumni community, applicants, finalists, CLS virtual scholars, CLS staff and others in their communities to share thei…

CLS Program News — January 22, 2021