**Tuesday, October 23, 12- 1 pm, Fairfax Campus Research Hall 161**

Come meet with a representative of the CLS competition and learn more 
about opportunities to participate in fully funded critical language 
summer institutes.

The CLS application deadline for summer 2013 is November 15, 2012.  
Application materials may be accessed via the web site. This award is 
open to graduate and undergraduate students in ALL fields - including 
humanities, social sciences, STEM, SPP, Law, Health, Education, 
Business, and more.

If you are interested in CLS but cannot attend this session, please 
contact the Director of Graduate Fellowship, Dr. Kay Agoston, at 
[log in to unmask] to set up an appointment or phone call.  I will be 
happy to address your questions and provide information about this 
program.  Applicants for summer 2013 are also strongly encouraged to 
create an account in the CLS application system as soon as possible to 
access application materials and essay topics.

*About the CLS Program*
A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and 
Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers 
intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign 
languages for summer 2013. The selection process is administered by 
American Councils for International Education with awards approved by 
the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

*Languages Offered*
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. Please 
visit the CLS Institutes page for more information.

     Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, 
Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and 
advanced levels;
     Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced 
     Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

Dr. Kathryn E. Agoston
Director of Graduate Fellowships
Office of the Provost
George Mason University
MSN-3A2 440 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-3131
Fax: 703-993-8871