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Critical-Need Language Scholarships

Critical Need Languages are those predominately spoken in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. These languages are identified by the United States government as important for the continued growth and influence of the US around the world.

Critical Language Scholarship
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
The Critical Language Scholarship is a fully funded summer (8 to 10 weeks) overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. The application deadline is every November for programs the following summer. See the CLS program brochure here in Aztecs abroad for more information.

Boren awards
Boren Awards
The Boren Awards are targeted at students who are interested in critical-need languages (non-western European languages), U.S. national security issues and government service, studying abroad longer term, and completing the federal service requirement (normally one year) upon graduation. The SDSU campus deadline is always early January.

Visit with an advisor!
You may call the Study Abroad office (619) 594-2475 to schedule an appointment to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor for more details on these awards!