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Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

Global Temple Conference


The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by American Councils for International Education.

Eligibility Requirements: 

Click here for more details on program eligibility.


The CLS Application for the 2022 Summer programs is now closed. New application not open yet.

Level (undergrad/grad):