Office of International Programs and Special Projects
'Study Abroad Changes Lives'

The mission of the Office of International Programs and Special Projects (IPSP) is to design and implement strategies which will help our students, faculty, staff and community become more effective citizens in an ever increasing global world. Supporting increased enrollment and access for underrepresented groups at UHV represents an important part of the achievement mission of IPSP.


Summer 2014 - Language Immersion Programs (Scholarships available from the Department of State)

UHV students are invited to attend an Information Session: Thursday November 7th, 2:30-4p, Room 103 University West

Anna Ray, a recruiter for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Program, will be in Victoria next Thursday (November 7) to talk with students who might be interested in an all-expenses-paid language study abroad session in Summer 2014.



U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program (www.clscholarship.org<http://www.clscholarship.org/>) is a fully-funded, summer intensive language instruction and cultural enrichment program for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students. It's open to all students.

The Summer 2014 application just opened and it’s an incredible study abroad opportunity. CLS is a language/culture program, but we encourage students from all backgrounds to apply. The program offers funding for the following 13 critical languages, 8 of which require no previous study (*indicated with asterisk):

*Azerbaijani, *Bangla, Chinese, *Hindi, *Indonesian, Japanese, *Korean, Persian, *Punjabi, Russian, *Turkish and *Urdu.

The scholarship allows students to spend 8 weeks abroad studying a new language and culture without paying a cent: airfare, a pre-departure orientation in DC, 8 weeks of intensive study (20 hrs/wk), housing, food, and a stipend--it's all included. The Summer 2014 application will close on November 15.

Click here to view a flyer: CLS_Program_Flier_2014_edit_small.pdf