CLS Program News

2017 Summer Notifications

Finalists for the 2017 CLS Program have been notified of their acceptance

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2017 Summer Notifications

Finalists for the 2017 CLS Program have been notified of their acceptance

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2017 Summer Notifications

Finalists for the 2017 CLS Program have been notified of their acceptance

Read More

2017 Summer Notifications

Finalists for the 2017 CLS Program have been notified of their acceptance

Read More

2017 Summer Notifications

Finalists for the 2017 CLS Program have been notified of their acceptance

Read More

CLS in the Press

Students in College launch magazine in Arabic
Source: UChicagoNews
College students Nick Posegay and Elysa Bryen were looking for a chance to challenge their learning of Arabic and bring together other students looking to expand their understanding of the notoriously difficult language. So they launched their own publication at the University of Chicago written entirely in Arabic.

NNAAC Fellow Sheen Atwa: I want to give others the chances I was given
Source: National Network for Arab American Communities
NNAAC’s Transformative Leaders Fellowship Program develops crucial leadership skills in select university students and recent graduates across the country through an ongoing partnership with our various member organizations.

Prestigious Paths Followed
Source: University of Miami
Over 7,500 miles away from the University of Miami, Cadet was awarded the opportunity to study Mandarin in China as part of her Critical Language Scholarship, a program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


More Press Coverage

2017 Summer Notifications

Thank you everyone for your patience during our application and selection process! We are happy to announce that final notifications have been sent for the 2017 Summer CLS Program. We are also excited to announce our hosting institutions for the 2017 programs, and especially proud to note that we are continuing our collaborations with the LanguageCountry, CityMore Information ArabicJordan, Amm...

The CLS 2017 Application is Closed

Thank you everyone who participated in the 2017 CLS Program recruitment season, who hosted or attended a presentation at your university or who shared this opportunity with their friends, classmates, students and colleagues. Thank you especially to all of the students who applied to the program and who continue to pursue their interest in learning less commonly taught languages and building mutual...

​CLS Alumni Ambassador Application

Are you interested in sharing your experiences while working to support and promote the CLS Program? The application to become a 2017 CLS Alumni Ambassador is now open! CLS Alumni Ambassadors take leadership roles as active representatives of the CLS Program and of the U.S. Department of State. CLS Alumni Ambassadors are expected to engage with all CLS alumni and to represent the program to var...

How to Write an Effective CLS Application

We want every applicant to the CLS program to be as successful as possible! For that reason, we've put together some of the best information we have about what goes into making a successful application. These tips will help you write focused, effective essays that speak to the selection criteria for the CLS Program.We recommend this video for every student applying to the CLS Program, as well as a...