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Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program Intro,Q&A

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program Intro,Q&A

Wednesday, November 07, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1301 Rolfe Hall
UCLA Campus

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. The CLS Program provides fully-funded intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment overseas each summer for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students. CLS languages include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu. The CLS Program language institutes last from 7-10 weeks. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

Several of these programs do not require any previous study of the language and students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Among CLS Program alumni are students of dentistry, geology, and agriculture in addition to the more traditional humanities and political science majors. 

The summer 2013 application has just launched and will close on November 20.  At this information session, a CLS representative will make a brief presentation about the program and answer any questions students might have about the application process. A former participant in the program will also be available to answer questions. 

More information on the program can be found at

For more information please contact

Larissa Harrison

Sponsor(s): Center for Buddhist Studies, Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Center for Korean Studies, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, Asia Institute, Center for India and South Asia, Center for World Languages, National Heritage Language Resource Center, Confucius Institute, Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering by Peking University and UCLA, UCLA Russian Language Program

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