Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

  • Provides instruction in 14 languages
    • Chart of language levels and prerequisites
  • Eligibility at a glance
    • Applicants must be at least 18 years old
  • Deadline: November 23

Villanova Recipients

Student Year
Language
John Buglione III
2014
Japanese
Brendan Carchidi
2014
Arabic
Michael Fatigati
2013
Arabic
Matthew Thorp
2012 Russian
Hayley Aron 2012 Japanese
Jerisa Upton 2011 Chinese
Nicole Cicero 2010 Russian
Samuel Silverman 2009 Chinese