Critical Language Scholarship

Calling all global citizens!

Do you love to travel? Do you love learning languages? Do you really love free things? If you answered yes to any of these questions, listen up! We’ve got some information you need to hear.


Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for its summer 2015 programs! What is CLS, you ask? It’s a great way for you to go out and explore the world. The CLS offers students a chance to learn a new language while spending their summer abroad. The seven to ten week programs cover the equivalent of a full academic year of college-level language study in thirteen critical languages. The programs take students to one of over 20 possible cities and – here’s the really good part – they are all fully funded!

So who’s eligible? Applicants to the program must be U.S. citizens and currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program, either undergraduate or graduate. Students must also have completed a least one-full year of college before the summer program begins. That means even all you first year students are eligible to apply! To any seniors thinking they cannot apply because they graduate before the summer term, don’t worry! As long as you are a full-time student when you apply, you are still eligible to go after graduation. There are no degree restrictions, so no matter what your major, you are both able and encouraged to apply!

Wondering about specifics? We’ve got those too:

Languages Offered:
Arabic Azerbaijani Bangla
Chinese Hindi Indonesian
Japanese Korean Persian
Punjabi Russian Turkish
Grant Benefits:
Full tuition! Cultural programs
Room & board Round-trip airfare
Any visa fees Health benefits
Language training U.S. academic credit

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Yes! I want to apply! How do I get more information?” we’ve got the answer to that too! Come to the CLS Information session being held on Towson’s campus this week.

When: Tuesday, October 7th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Psychology Building Room #407

At the meeting you’ll be able to meet with representatives from the Critical Language Scholarship Program, the Study Abroad Office, and the Honors College! Between the three of us, we’ll make sure you go home with all your questions answered.