Critical Language Scholarship Program

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

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Number of Awards550
Host Institution
IncludesIntensive overseas group based language courses (20+ hours per week) Room and board, often with a host family; A full cultural program; Host community language partners; and Domestic and international airfare
Nationality RequiredAmerican
Host CountriesAzerbaijan, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Korea, South, Morocco, Oman, Russia, Taiwan, Tajikistan and Tanzania
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