The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will be hosting 3 webinars this fall. Each webinar will give an overview of the CLS Program but also dive into a specific topic related to the program.
CLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and it is part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. CLS is a fully funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States.
You can learn more about CLS by visiting the program website (www.clscholarship.org) or by attending one of the webinars. The webinars are open to students, faculty, staff and administrators!
Webinar #1
Date & Time: Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.
Topic: This webinar will provide an overview of the CLS Program and its benefits, the application process, and how institutions can recruit and support students studying critical languages on their campuses (particularly underrepresented students in study abroad).
Link to access the webinar (on the day of the event): http://live.wiziq.com/aliveext/LoginToSession.aspx?SessionCode=PsrbZbjAq5Z9U8UhJDwIxA%3d%3d
RSVP: Please RSVP to Sarah Bartfeld at sbartfeld@americancouncils.org
Webinar #2
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 8th 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.
Topic: This webinar will focus on possible obstacles that community college students face when thinking about studying abroad and challenges these students may encounter while on program (as well as the support they will receive from CLS staff before and during the program).
Link to access the webinar (on the day of the event): http://live.wiziq.com/aliveext/LoginToSession.aspx?SessionCode=o%2bKldBparDt8JkY4P6QZEw%3d%3d
RSVP: Please RSVP to Sarah Bartfeld at sbartfeld@americancouncils.org
Webinar #3
Date & Time: Friday, October 17th, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.
Topic: This webinar will provide information about the CLS Program, offer tips for a successful application and give ample time for Q&A. This webinar will focus heavily on application tips and will go into this topic in depth.
Link to access the webinar (on the day of the event): http://live.wiziq.com/aliveext/LoginToSession.aspx?SessionCode=3iIkUsfTXOgsaYhgDDeAbQ%3d%3d
RSVP: Please RSVP to Sarah Bartfeld at sbartfeld@americancouncils.org
For questions and to RSVP, please contact Sarah Bartfeld by email at: sbartfeld@americancouncils.org  (preferred method) or by phone at: 202-833-7522

Application deadline for CLS this year is  Wed, Nov 12!