Monthly Archives: October 2017

Deadline Approaching-2018 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program Application Closing November 15!

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

The application is now live and available online at:

Applications are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm EST.

We have two informational videos available for you and your interested students to review:

CLS Program Overview:

Tips for Writing a Successful Application:

Download a one-page flyer to promote the CLS Program in your community.

The fourteen languages offered by the CLS Program are:

  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangla
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Urdu

Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. Language pre-requisites can be found on our website at

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website.

For news, updates and more information about the CLS Program, check out the CLS website or our Facebook page for updates!

CLS Website:

CLS Facebook page:

CLS Twitter page:

For other questions, please contact us at:

Contact Info:

Stephanie Li

Senior Program Officer, Critical Language Scholarship Program

American Councils for International Education

1828 L Street NW., Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20036

phone: (202)-833-7522 / fax: (202)-833-7523


Contact Email:
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Talk by Dr. Erik Jacobson at Montclair State University (Oct. 31st, 2017)

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Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

About the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Established at Columbia Business School in 1986 under the direction of Professor Hugh Patrick, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) promotes knowledge and understanding of Japanese business and economics in an international context. CJEB is a research organization widely recognized for its international symposia, conferences, and lectures held both in New York City and Tokyo, which provide prominent speakers from the public and private sectors a forum for collaboration and reflection on Japan, the United States, and the global economy.

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Maid Cafe at Baruch College! (Thurs., Oct. 26th, 2017)


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BOSTON CAREER FORUM 2017 Nov 17-19(Fri. -Sun.)


Students with some degree of both Japanese and English language abilities are invited to come speak and interview with hiring companies for full-time and internship positions at the upcoming Career Forum.
Positions are located worldwide. We encourage you to explore future options and make connections even if you have some time until graduation. Be proactive!

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), November 17-19 (Fri.-Sun.)
*Currently 214 hiring companies
*Scholarships available for students to help cover travel expenses

For more information, please visit

If you have questions about any of the Career Forums, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you there!



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Manga University of New York (MUNY) at Resobox (Oct., 13th, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm)

Manga University of New York (MUNY)

Date October 13, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm (or later!)

Event Link:

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Indigo’s history goes back more than 6,000 years. In this special event, Ms. Sayaka Toyama, founder of art studio Curious Corners, will introduce the history of Aizome, Japanese indigo, and demonstrate shibori, a type of resist dyeing, as well as dyeing fabric with Yamato indigo.
Participants will have a rare opportunity to enjoy the experience of dyeing Japanese washi paper.

To RSVP, please email the following information to

– Name

– Phone number

– Email address

You will receive confirmation email within 5 business days.

$15 per person at the door. Cash or check only.


Yoko Sakurai

Japanese Language Lecturer

The Japan Foundation, New York

1700 Broadway, 15th Floor  New York, NY 10019

Tel:     212-489-0299 (ext.141)


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