Critical Language Scholarship Offers Study Abroad Experience

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) committee invites American students to apply to learn a critical foreign language next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.

The CLS program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for students who desire to spend eight to 10 weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Languages offered:
Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels: Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu

Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels: Arabic and Persian Chinese
Intermediate and advanced levels: Japanese and Russian

Deadline to apply for summer 2018: Nov. 15

For more information on eligibility and how to apply visit or contact the Center for International Education Abroad, Baldwin Hall 106, 660.785.4076,
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