**** 2009 Application Now Available ****
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and THE COUNCIL OF AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTERS
2009 CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIPS
FOR INTENSIVE SUMMER INSTITUTES
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 2009.
ARABIC * AZERBAIJANI * BANGLA/BENGALI * CHINESE * HINDI KOREAN * PERSIAN * PUNJABI * RUSSIAN * TURKISH * URDU Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, or others where the target languages are spoken.
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.
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.
Deadline to Apply: On-line application must be submitted by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time
Friday, November 14, 2008.