Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program application for 2022

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program application for 2022 is open now until November 16, 2021 at 8:00pm EST.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the CLS program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages, including Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu. The CLS programs in India are operated by the American Institute of Indian Studies.

The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program (9 of 15) do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.

The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. To help students understand the program and application process, the Program offered a webinar on the Indic Programs as well as a short video discussing some application tips

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