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January 06, 2010

Summer study: Critical Language Scholarships

Deadline: December 18, 2009

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and THE COUNCIL OF AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTERS

The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are pleased to announce the availability of overseas scholarships for intensive summer language institutes in eleven critical need foreign languages for summer 2010.

Azerbaijani Russian
Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Russia, Tajikistan, or others where the target languages are spoken.

Azerbaijani, or Russian: Intermediate or advanced level.

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) provide seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (beginning not offered for Azerbaijani, Russian, Chinese or Persian). Full program details and number of scholarships available per language are available on our website, www.CLScholarship.org

On-line application will be available November 9, 2009.

Deadline to Apply: The 2010 CLS Program deadline for all application materials will be December 18, 2009.

Prospective applicants may register to be notified when further information on the 2010 CLS Program is available, as well as to receive a reminder when the online application is available.

The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers in any field.

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers

Posted by uunguyen at January 6, 2010 10:00 AM

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