Summer Arabic Study

Information for Princeton Students

Prepared by Greg Bell, Lecturer & Associate Director, Arabic Language Program

Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

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Travel Advisory Regarding COVID-19 Virus

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Critical Language Scholarship Opens Summer 2022 Application Cycle

Applications for the summer 2022 CLS program in Arabic (and other languages) are now available at It has not yet been determined whether CLS programs will be offered virtually or in person, but the applications are now being accepted. Applicants for Arabic must be U.S. citizens who will have completed at least one year of college-level Arabic (or the equivalent) by summer 2022. The deadline for applications November 16, 2021.

In addition to advice from NES Arabic instructors, Dr. Steve Gump (, the Associate Director of Fellowship Advising in the University's Office of International Programs, has uploaded a 14-minute introductory video about the Critical Language Scholarship. You can find the video and a PDF listing all CLS languages in this Dropbox: Critical Language Scholarship. Feel free to share the link.

Dr. Gump will also host an essay-writing workshop for students planning to apply to CLS. The workshop will take place on Thursday, November 4. Dr. Gump is also be happy to review essays prior to the national deadline, if applicants follow the instructions here: Critical Language Scholarship Essay Workshop.