Students: Study abroad while learning a language

Students: Study abroad while learning a language

Students: Study abroad while learning a language


The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for the 2022 Critical Language Scholarship Program. The application period is open until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, ChST.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to 10 weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, 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. 

FlyerThe CLS Program offers instruction in 15 critical languages:

  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangla
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Arabic
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Japanese

Information session

The program will be hosting an information session specifically for UOG students at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Registration is required, and students may register here.

Apply Here

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Students may also contact UOG Assistant Professor Chris Rasmussen for more information at (671) 735-2813 or