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CLS in the Press

First-ever Language Fair presents multilingual students with employers, education
Source: The Tufts Daily
Tufts’ Department of International Literary and Culture Studies (ILCS) hosted its first Language Fair in Alumnae Lounge yesterday, attracting nearly 200 students to a career-oriented event that featured Tufts administrators, employers and educators from around the Boston area.

University Honors students studied in intensive overseas immersion program
Source: NEVADA Today
Critical Language Scholarship provides language instruction and cultural experiences during summer months.

Vassar College Students Spend Summer in South Korea, India with U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program
Source: Vassar College Info
Vassar students How Yu Chung and Nitasha Giran were recipients of the prestigious 2017 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) award, allowing them to join American students from institutions across the United States in a summer-long program designed to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages.


More Press Coverage

Announcing the 2018 CLS Application

We are pleased to welcome American students to apply for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program to learn critical foreign languages next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.   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 study...

2017 Alumni Photo Contest Launches

Attention new CLS alumni! The CLS program is pleased to announce the 2017 photo contest, open to 2017 alumni of all CLS program sites. Submissions will be accepted through September 25 and should fall into one of four categories: Mutual Understanding: Photos and captions in this category should highlight the impact of study abroad and the CLS program in promoting and inspiring mutual und...

Announcing the 2017 CLS Alumni Development Fund

As the CLS alumni community grows to over 5,200 members, we continue our work to remain a resource for your language-related endeavors. To this end, the CLS Program is pleased to invite program alumni from all years to apply for a 2017 Alumni Development Fund (ADF) grant.  The Alumni Development Fund (ADF) is designed to provide opportunities for alumni to continue their language learning, p...

From Learning to Working Abroad

By Avan Antia (CLS Hindi 2015) They say that the more you learn, the less you know. In 2015, I participated in the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Hindi program in Jaipur. I joined the program to learn Hindi, but I soon discovered that CLS is far more than just an intensive language learning program. During my two months in Jaipur, I was constantly pushed outside of my comfort zone to interac...