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Critical Language Scholarship Info Session

October 17, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Critical Language Scholarship logoThe application is now open for the 2020 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. We have also scheduled an information session for Thus, Oct 17, 1:30PM, in KL 362.

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The CLS Program is a fully funded study abroad program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that provides intensive overseas language and cultural immersion and is open to U.S. students enrolled in all degree programs at UC Merced.

Through CLS, students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages and earn academic credit for their work. The scholarship includes travel expenses, coursework, group excursions, and even a small stipend to cover your daily living expenses. Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths; students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

Our office is here to support you in applying for this and other study abroad opportunities! Please (reach out to us to set up an appointment / attend our info session on Thurs, Oct 17, 1:30PM) if you’re interested in more information, or want help brainstorming how learning a language could benefit your future career!


Kolligian Library, 362