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Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs‏


A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural 
Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive 
summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages 
for summer 2011. The selection process will be administered by the Council of 
American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) with awards approved by the U.S. 
Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program
 will be administered by CAORC and American Councils for International Education.
 
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based 
intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences 
for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. 
students.
 
 * Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
 * Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, 
Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
 * Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level.
 
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically 
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.
 Please visit 2011 CLS Institutes for more information.
 
Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, 
Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey,
 or others where the target languages are spoken. For more information