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Off-Campus Study

Apply for Critical Language Summer Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CSL) Program is a fully-funded (including airfare!) overseas program for American undergraduate students to study language over the summer. Applications are due November 15.

 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 study 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. (Sorry – Spanish, French and German are not included.)

Our very own Andi Lorch received the award for summer 2016 study in Morocco!

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the fourteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants.

Applications will be due November 15, 2017.  If you are interested in applying, please come meet with Ashley Sinclair soon.