CLS Application Closes in 11 days!

November 19, 2018

The deadline for applications to the 2019 Critical Language Scholarship Program is quickly approaching! Please remember that applications are due on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm EST (the Tuesday following the Thanksgiving holiday). Recommendations are due just two days later on Thursday, November 29.

The application is available online at:

Resources for advisors are also available online at:

The CLS Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten 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. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

If you or your students have questions, please reach out to us at, or call us at 1-877-257-9922 (M-F, 9am – 5pm EST).

Many thanks to all for your work to support applicants for this year’s CLS Program! We look forward to receiving a competitive pool of applications.

Published on November 19th, 2018

Last updated on May 4th, 2021