Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

Tuesday, October 15, 2019: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Marvin Center, Room 402-404
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About the CLS
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion summer program (eight to ten weeks) for American undergraduate and graduate students.
The program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. You must be a U.S. citizen.

Students graduating in May 2020 are eligible to apply! (Click here for more eligibility information.)


No Prior Study Required: Azerbaijani; Bangla; Hindi; Indonesian; Persian; Punjabi; Swahili; Turkish; Urdu

One Year of Study Required: Arabic; Korean; Portuguese; Rusian

Two Years of Study Required: Chinese; Japanese

The deadline to apply is: 19 November 2019.
Information Session
The information session will feature a presentation from a current CLS recipient, as well as a Q&A.
Click here to RSVP to the upcoming CLS Information Session on Tuesday, October 15th at 4:00pm in Marvin Center Room 402-404.
If you are an undergraduate student unable to attend the session, please email Dr. Paul Hoyt O’Connor (Director, Center of Undergraduate Fellowships and Research) to set up a one-on-one appointment.
If you are a graduate student unable to attend the session, please email Eileen Lavelle (Assistant Director, Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships) to set up a one-on-one appointment.