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The 2009 Critical Language Scholarship Program

If you are interested in studying foreign languages such as Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu, you may want to apply for the scholarship program of The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

The CAORC offers overseas scholarships for intensive summer language institutes for the above-stated foreign languages. The scholarship is good this coming summer of 2009. This seven to ten week group-based intensive language program also includes extensive cultural enrichment experiences at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.

Location of programs may include countries like Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, or Turkey where the target languages are spoken.

The beauty of this language scholarship is that it covers travel to and from the student’s U.S. home city and program location, mandatory Washington, D.C. pre-departure orientation, applicable visa fees, room, board, group-based intensive language instruction, program-sponsored travel within country, and all entrance fees for CLS Program cultural enhancement activities.

All you need to shoulder is your own passport.  Of course, all applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level. Full program details of the scholarship offer are available here. Interested applicants may apply online. Deadline of application is on Friday, November 14, 2008.