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ACTR-ACCELS: Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program)

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. undergrad and graduate students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government 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.

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Languages offered:

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