How to apply to CLI

Welcome to the CLI application instructions page. Here we will walk you through the process of using our application system.
Instructions are located below. We do not recommend that you complete your CLI application from a mobile device.

You do not need to apply to ASU before applying to a CLI program; please disregard any instructions on the Study Abroad site prompting you to do so.

Begin your application by clicking your choice of link below. The link will open in a new window.  You will want to keep this window with the instructions open while completing your application in the other window.  Beneath this table you will see the initial steps.  Click on each step for detailed instructions.

If you are interested in applying for funding, please click the button below. Please know that funding applications are separate from the language program applications;  simply applying for a CLI program does not automatically qualify you for funding.

Funding Opportunities

Application Instructions


Get login credentials for the application software. If you are an ASU student, simply use your current ASURite login.

If you are not currently enrolled at ASU, you will need to use an e-mail address as your login credential. To do that, select the bottom radio button

and then hit the Submit.

If you have NEVER been an ASU student, do not select anything in the select a program box.

and then hit the Submit.

Note:  you do NOT need to apply to ASU in these initial stages.  Once you have been accepted into the CLI program, you can go through the process of applying to ASU.


Give initial data for the application software. At first it will look like this:

Fill in the requested data. When you choose your state/territory or country under Choose Institution, an additional selection box will appear. Select your home institution there. If you are not currently a student, choose the institution you most recently attended.

Then click the Create Account button. A pop-up box will appear. Click OK. In a very short time you will receive an e-mail with your temporary password.


Re-login using the email you received.

If you are an ASU student, click the link to the right of ASURITE users, login here. You will be sent to a standard ASU login page. Log in and go to step 4

If you are not yet an ASU student, click the link to the right of General non-ASURITE login. This time you will want to select the middle radio button and then hit submit.

A new page will open. Fill in your username and temporary password and hit the Login button.


Set up your security questions and then hit the Update button.


Choose a new password and hit the Change button. Be sure to write down the password and store it in a secure location.


Select the Summer, 2020 button and then click Apply


Provide a mobile phone number in the box provided.

If you are a not yet an ASU student, there is another bit of security involved, which is a special passphrase you will sometimes need to enter.
This is completely separate from your password.

In the Home Institution field select Other.

In the Passphrase field enter: Sparky. Once you have entered the passphrase into the field, click Save.

A pop-up box will appear. Click OK.


Look over your main screen. Notice the Messages section in the lower right. Every time you log in to the application site, check to see whether there are any new messages that affect your application.

To return to your main screen, just click My Home on the far left menu, under Applicant.


Start your application by clicking the CLI link under Summer 2020. This link is where you will access all the questionaires, settings and status updates for your application.  The link you actually see should indicate the language and location of your study.


Once you click into a program application you will see a bunch of sections. On the bottom right you will see My Online Forms & Submissions. This is the area where you enter information relevant to your program application and scholarship applications. Keep your eyes open here for additional information requests as they appear. When you fill out a subsection, you can save it and come back to it later. Once you hit Submit inside a subsection, you can no longer change the information there and a checkmark will appear next to that section in the Received column. That's how the staff will know that a section is ready for review.

The Resources section is on the left side. Items under this section include materials like examples of syllabi, information on ASU account creation, and billing information. As you read though these documents, you have the option to "Mark as Read." Doing so notifies CLI staff that you have reviewed the document. Note that marking as read will not remove the document from you home page. Be sure to mark documents as read as you reveiw them.

There is a My Signature Documents section on the upper right. This section contatins documents that require your signature to be submitted. Some of these forms requrie you to print the document, sign it, and email it to while others allow an e-signature. The type of signature that is required will be indicated when you access the document.

Finally, there is a Recomendations section on the right hand side. This section is always visable, however, it will only contain information on letters of recomendation if you are applying to a program or scholarship that requires a letter of recomendation.


To submit your application, complete the remaining items under My Online Forms & Submissions, Resources, and My Signature Documents to complete your application.

If you need to leave the application for a while, the best URL to log back in is:

If you have any questions about our programs or the application process, please don't hesitate to call the CLI/Melikian Center at (480) 965-4188 and the staff will be happy to help you. You may also email us at CLI@ASU.EDU with any questions.