Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Want to study in China for free next summer? Come to the Critical Language Scholarship Program Info Session on Wed. Oct 24!

URI Students who will have completed CHN 104 or above by May 2013 and are U.S. Citizens, consider applying to the CLS Program.  Flagship students are especially good candidates for this award!  

The US Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2013 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical need foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian,
Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

A representative from CLS will be at URI Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6PM in Lippitt 402 for an Information Session. Questions? Email kmaher@uri.edu.

The application is available online at http://www.clscholarship.org
Applications will be due November 15, 2012.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: www.clscholarship.org/applicants.

Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can also be found at the link above. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply.

While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.

The CLS Program will be planning outreach events at universities across the U.S. in fall 2012. Check out the CLS webpage or our Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship page for updates! 

For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org.