UCLA undergrad and graduate students are invited to attend three upcoming information sessions on Critical Language Scholarships, FLAS Fellowships, and the new Schwarzman Scholars program in China.

Critical Language Scholarship Program<http://www.international.ucla.edu/institute/event/10895>
Wednesday, November 5
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. State Department effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment overseas each summer for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students. CLS languages include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

The CLS Program language institutes last from 8-10 weeks. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

Several of these programs do not require any previous study of the language and students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Among CLS Program alumni are students of dentistry, geology, and agriculture in addition to the more traditional humanities and political science majors.

The Summer 2015 application has just launched and will close on November 12.  At this information session, a CLS representative will make a brief presentation about the program and answer any questions students might have about the application process.
More information on the program can be found at www.clscholarship.org<http://www.clscholarship.org>.


2015-2016 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship<http://www.international.ucla.edu/institute/event/10828>
Monday, November 17
12:00-1:00 PM
Young Research Library 11348
(Presentation Room)

The UCLA International Institute Title VI centers invite UCLA undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students to learn about FLAS fellowships, requirements, and the application process. The U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program supports training in modern foreign languages and related area studies during the summer and academic year.

FLAS fellowship applications will be accepted for the following areas and languages:
* Quechua, Portuguese, Nahuatl, and Advanced Spanish (Latin America)
*Additional languages (Hatian Creole, Maya) may be eligible for summer study with prior approval from the Department of Education.
* Chinese, Japanese, Korean (East Asia)
* Indonesian, Filipino/Tagalog, Khmer, Thai and Vietnamese (Southeast Asia)

Fellowship Awards:
* Academic Year Graduate: $15,000 stipend plus up to $18,000 towards tuition and fees
* Academic Year Undergrad: up to $10,000 tuition and a $5,000 stipend
* Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: up to $5,000 tuition and a $2,500 stipend. A travel grant of up to $1,000  may be available for some program areas

Eligibility: Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. New and continuing graduate students in all disciplines may apply for academic year and summer awards. Undergraduate students must be studying the target language at the intermediate or advanced level (unless otherwise noted above). The fellowship requires that students take one language and one related area studies course for a letter grade each term during the academic year. Summer fellowships are for intensive language study and can be used for summer study abroad (at the intermediate or advanced level only).


Schwarzman Scholars Program<http://www.international.ucla.edu/institute/event/10897>
Thursday, November 20
2:00-3:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall

Current UCLA undergraduate students are invited to attend.

Schwarzman Scholars (http://schwarzmanscholars.org) is an ambitious new initiative, inspired by the Rhodes Scholars program, to introduce the next generation of young global leaders to each other and to China.  We will recruit and bring together up to 200 scholars annually from the U.S., Canada, China and around the world for a one-year program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China's most prestigious universities.  Scholars chosen for this highly selective program will live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling and developing a better understanding of China. Admissions will open the fall of 2015, with the first class of 100 students in residence by the summer of 2016.

Information session sponsored by the Institute of International Education (IIE), New York.