Critical Language Scholarships
Can you tell me something about Critical Language Scholarships?
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@Devki-Venkat The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is intended to increase the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages by providing intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences.
The CLS Program is open to students of diverse disciplines and majors, with a focus on recruiting students from underrepresented fields, such as the sciences, engineering, and business. The program is open to students at all proficiency levels and offers instruction in the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
During the program, students will receive intensive language instruction, as well as participate in cultural activities, and independent study projects. In addition, students will have the opportunity to live with host families and interact with local community members to gain a deeper understanding of the culture and society.
The program is quite competitive, usually they receive thousands of application for only hundreds of spots, and students who are awarded the scholarship must commit to a full-time, rigorous academic program and to return to the United States to continue their work in their field and to share their experiences and knowledge with others.
If you are a student and looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to study abroad and improve your language skills, the CLS Program is a great choice to consider.