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Applications are due November 15, 2013. Complete our inquiry form for more information.

About Critical Language Scholarships

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program provides opportunities for students to spend the summer living in a foreign country and studying one of the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangla
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Urdu


The CLS program is open to U.S. citizens who are enrolled in a degree-granting program at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Students in all disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply.


Critical Language Scholarships cover the cost of:

  • Tuition
  • Room and board
  • Round-trip air travel
  • Visa fees
  • Health insurance
  • Living stipend

Learn more about the CLS program