First-year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors; US Citizens
Official CLS Deadline: November 16, 2021, by 8pm Eastern/7pm Central Time
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State that offers fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion programs 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 study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
The critical languages supported currently include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.
Prospective applicants seeking guidance should consult with Marynel Ryan Van Zee as early as possible, although no Carleton endorsement process is required.
Marynel Ryan Van Zee, Director of Student Fellowships, 131 Laird, x4300, mryanvanzee
2021: Will Bausch ’22
McKenna Wirth ’22
2019: Oliver Wolyniec ’19
2018: Lauren Chow ’14
2017: Max Esslinger ’17
Nick Lorenz ’17
Dan Brodkin ’18