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 levels;
    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