Middle East Studies

Deadline approaching for Critical Language Scholarships

November 2, 2016

The deadline for the Critical Language Scholarship is quickly approaching......NOVEMBER 16, 2016. There are only two weeks left for students to apply to study a critical foreign language overseas over the summer, and collect U.S. college credit, on a fully-funded U.S. government program. 

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas intensive language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The fourteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the fourteen languages. More information can be found on the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants#language-levels.

We strongly recommend students and advisors watch our application tips video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s31PPzJwWSg before completing their application. The video will help applicants understand how applications are evaluated and how they can make their applications competitive.

The application is live and available online at: http://www.clscholarship.org. Applications are due November 16, 2016 by 8:00 pm EST.

For questions, please contact us at: cls@americancouncils.org