Academic Prog.: Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State University)

Deadline for Applications: January 27, 2017

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is accepting applications for its 2017 summer language and study abroad programs.

CLI offers intensive courses in 10 critical languages and study-abroad programs in 7 locations. Participants earn 8–13 credits and cover a minimum of 2 semesters of material.

Participants pay a flat fee of $900 (plus study-abroad fees if applicable) instead of tuition.

CLI also offers generous financial support, including:

· Title VIII Fellowships for graduate students
· Project GO Scholarships for ROTC students
· ASU Jewish Studies Scholarships for Hebrew
· Birks Scholarships for Polish
· Berkowitz Scholarships for Albanian
· Melikian Scholarships for all other participants

Arizona State University’s Critical Languages Institute is a national training institute for less commonly taught languages, offering summer intensive courses and study-abroad programs around the world.

CLI instruction in Arizona and abroad is practically focused and proficiency-based. Students not only study a language, but learn to live that language. Specially designed summer intensives on the ASU campus prepare students, even beginners, to function competently in their language when they go abroad. Once overseas, students live and breathe their language; they participate in family life, join sports and gaming clubs, sing in choirs, join theater groups, appear on television, give presentations and make speeches, participate in neighborhood projects, and otherwise actively immerse themselves in the culture of the language they are learning.

CLI students leave the program as multicultural, global citizens, comfortable living in new cultures and communicating in new languages.

For CLI graduates wishing to deepen their understanding of their host culture, CLI provides study-abroad advising and grant mentoring. CLI graduates have an exceptionally high success rate for competitive study-abroad awards like the Boren and Fulbright.

For more information, and to apply, click here.