The Critical Language Scholarship, provided by the U.S. Department of State, is a fully-funded, intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for undergraduate and graduate students. A list of eligible languages is available here. The CLS institutes cover one academic year of university-level language coursework in 8 to 10 weeks over the summer, and include cultural programming, local language partners, and excursions. Participants receive academic credit at their U.S. institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age and enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level. For more information, please visit: http://www.clscholarship.org/. Advisors who have served as national-level CLS reviewers will provide an overview of the program and give you helpful guidance on how to put together a competitive application.
If you would like to learn more, please come to the Critical Language Scholarship Information Session on Friday, October 4, 3:00-4:00 pm in 514 Illini Union Bookstore* (807 S. Wright St. Floor 5). [*Note about this location: You will not enter through the bookstore, but rather through the entrance on the northeast corner of the building on Wright Street. There is ongoing construction on Wright Street, but access to the building through the northeast entrance will remain open.] For more information, contact the National and International Scholarships Program at email@example.com or visit our website at www.topscholars.illinois.edu.
Thanks to Suzanna Challen of the National and International Scholarships Program for this information item.