New Scholarship Opportunity for Portuguese Students: Critical Language Scholarships program

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies has become aware of a new scholarship for study abroad for Portuguese students (as well as other language students). Please see the flyer and the information below for more information.


The CLS Program is a fully-funded intensive language and cultural immersion study abroad program for American students at U.S. colleges and universities. Each summer, students spend eight weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Urdu. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, and it is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. Attached is a flyer that contains additional information.

The application for the summer 2021 program is now open and the deadline to apply is November 17, 2020.

For more information, please visit the Scholarships page.