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Category: Language Learning

EHLS Scholarship Program for Native Speakers of Critical Languages

Applicants must be US Citizens who are native speakers of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Balochi, Bambara, Dari, Hausa, Hindi, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, Persian Farsi, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Tajik, Tamashek, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, or Vietnamese with English language skills at level 2 or higher on the ILR scale. Recipients must agree to fulfill… View Article Read more

First Trip Funding

Awards are determined by applicant need, destination, and availability of funds. Applicants must be a first-time traveler outside of the US, enrolled in an accredited US college or university, pursue a college-approved program or travel opportunity in an eligible destination, and provide a brief account of the travel experience upon return to the US. Passport… View Article Read more

Virtual Language Learning Program by Critical Language Scholarship

CLS Spark helps US undergraduate students learn Arabic, Chinese or Russian through online classes and activities facilitated by native speakers at a host institution abroad. Candidates must be US Citizens, enrolled and working towards an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in an accredited US degree-granting program, at least 18 years old, and NOT an alum of… View Article Read more


STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages. STARTALK offers students (K–16) and teachers of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education and in language teacher development. Read more