2009 Critical Language Scholarship Program
The United States Department of State and the Council of American
Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are pleased to announce the availability of
overseas scholarships for intensive summer language institutes in eleven
critical need foreign languages for summer 2009.
Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi,
Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India,
Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, or
others where the target languages are spoken.
Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) provide seven to ten week
group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment
experiences at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (beginning not
offered for Azerbaijani, Russian, Chinese or Persian). Program details and the
on-line application are available on our website, www.CLScholarship.org.
The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative
(NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand the number of Americans
studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse
disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to
continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply
their critical language skills in their future professional careers in any
Deadline to Apply: On-line application due on Friday, November 14,
Grant Benefits: All CLS Program costs are covered for participants
including: travel to and from the student's U.S. home city and program location,
mandatory Washington, D.C. pre-departure orientation, applicable visa fees,
room, board, group-based intensive language instruction, program-sponsored
travel within country, and all entrance fees for CLS Program cultural
enhancement activities. Note: U.S. passport fees will not be paid by the
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding the
CLS Program and application process at www.CLScholarship.org.