Cool Intensive Language Study Opportunity

I'd probably study Korean, but in light of recent events, Arabic is truly critical...(via davespencer/Flickr)
I’d probably study Korean, but in light of recent events, Arabic is truly critical…(via davespencer/Flickr)

Um, why didn’t I know about this when I was still in school?

Apparently, the U.S. Department of State sponsors the Critical Language Scholarship Program, a super competitive opportunity for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study one of 13 foreign languages over a summer. Fully-funded. The application for summer 2015 is now open and closes on November 12. 

Languages offered 

  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangla
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Korean
  • Punjabi
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Arabic *
  • Persian *
  • Chinese **
  • Japanese **
  • Russian **

* requires one year of prior study
** requires two years of prior study

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