Thursday, October 20, 2022
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Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in a summer language program abroad, all expenses paid? Please join International Programs for two virtual events to discuss strategies for putting together a successful Critical Language Scholarship application. 

The Critical Language Scholarship is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State that sends students abroad to study 14 critical languages in an intensive, 8-10-week summer intensive language course. The program includes language instruction and cultural immersion within the host country to help students learn the language rapidly. 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.

Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu

CLS Information Session: Tuesday, November 1, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
CLS Writing Workshop: Tuesday, November 8, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

CLS National Deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. CST

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in these events, contact Karen Wachsmuth in advance at, 319-335-1436. 


International Programs (IP) at the University of Iowa (UI) is committed to enriching the global experience of UI students, faculty, staff, and the general public by leading efforts to promote internationally oriented teaching, research, creative work, and community engagement.  IP provides support for international students and scholars, administers scholarships and assistance for students who study, intern, or do research abroad, and provides funding opportunities and grant-writing assistance for faculty engaged in international research. IP shares their stories through various media, and by hosting multiple public engagement activities each year.