The Critical Languages Scholarship Program (CLS)

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The CLS 2015 Application Is Now Available!

Apply Now before November 12, 2014!

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the CLS program offers intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical foreign languages. The selection process is administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The CLS program is administered by American Councils and The Ohio State University / Ohio University. CLS includes the following languages and levels:

Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level;

Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level;

Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level

Website: www.clscholarship.org
Contact Email: cls@americancouncils.org
Contact Phone: 202-833-7522