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CLS: Critical Language Scholarship

The CLS Program provides fully funded, group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks each summer for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students in fifteen foreign languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

Application Details

Applicants will be required to complete an online application, which includes two letters of recommendation, four short-answer essays, one longer personal statement, and an unofficial transcript. Applications should be reviewed with James Mayo, the Kennedy Center scholarship coordinator, before submitting.

Weekly Info Sessions

Fall semester, Thursdays, 11:00 a.m., 257 HRCB

Application Deadline


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