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May 2, 2012
The 2012 CLS Alumni Essay Contest is now closed. All applicants will be notified in June 2012. Good luck!
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Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level.
CLS is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs in the U.S. Department of State.
CLS is administered by the following organizations: Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and the American Councils for International Education.
So I know on CLS trips we all encountered so much more than the language - through the culture of being there. One of my favorite parts of Tunisia was hearing live music, especially when it wasn't…Continue
Started by Leanna Pohevitz. Last reply by KevinTran Dec 30, 2012.
Hi! I'm applying for the 2013 Hindi program, and I'm very excited! The one thing ruining my application is a non-academic suspension showing on my records. Has anyone who's been accepted gone through…Continue
Started by Luisa Fernanda Rodriguez. Last reply by Danielle Kari Moreau Dec 12, 2012.