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Study abroad and foreign language education helps students appreciate other cultures, overcome the challenges of living in an unfamiliar place, and gain a greater understanding of the world. On Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 6:00pm-7:00pm ET, the Black Professionals in International Affairs will be joined by representatives from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and the Critical Language Scholarship. Program administrators and alumni will provide a brief overview of the programs, application tips, and answer any of your pressing scholarship questions.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America's engagement with the world. The CLS Program is a part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
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