Critical Languages Scholarship

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State.

Languages Offered: 

Eligibility and Resources

Eligibility:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • You must be enrolled at your home college or university in the Fall Semester of the cycle you apply.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least one academic year of study

Resources:


On-Campus Advisor

Mallory Sadler

sadlerml@appstate.edu

Appointments available:

  • Mondays — 2:00-4:00
  • Tuesdays — 1:00-3:00
  • Email if these times do not work 

Schedule an appointment

Past Appalachian CLS Recipients

Year

Language

Site

Name

Education

Field of Study

2017

Arabic

Meknes, Morocco

Shaina Katz

Undergraduate

Political Science

2013

Chinese

Xiamen, China

Lauren Greenwood

Undergraduate

Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language

2013

Russian

Kazan, Russia

Brian Clee

Undergraduate

Computer Science

2012

Japanese

Kyoto, Japan

Elliott Barnett

Undergraduate

Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas

2012

Russian

Ufa, Russia

Elizabeth Thomas

Undergraduate

Sociology

2010

Japanese

Kyoto, Japan

Caroline Noel

Undergraduate

Anthropology

2008

Chinese

Suzhou, China

Michael Garner

Undergraduate

Business Administration, Management and Operations