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Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

About the Program

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.

Read more about the program on this website: https://www.clscholarship.org 

Questions? Contact a Study Abroad Advisor
International Programs, 1154 Linn Hall 
319-398-5579
Ken Nesbett, ken.nesbett@kirkwood.edu