Critical Language Scholarship Program Application Now Open

The United States Department of State has announced the scholarship competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for 7-10 weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website at Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, described at While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Students in all disciplines are encouraged to apply by the deadline of Nov. 15. To access the online application or for more information about the CLS Program, visit the CLS website at or e-mail
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