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The University of Alabama Campus Advisors

You are not required to go through any office on your campus in order to apply to the CLS Program. However, we recommend you make use of resources available on your campus to strengthen your application.

Resources on your campus may include an academic advisor, the Scholarships Office, Fellowships Office, Merit Awards Office, Study Abroad Office, Honors Program, Career Office or International Programs Office. A campus writing center may also provide helpful feedback on your essays.

The following individuals on your campus are knowledgable about the CLS Program and can provide advice on the application process for you, and support through the process:

Lacy Sellars
Education Abroad Advisor, Office of Education Abroad
Tayler Kent
Global Studies Instructor

The CLS Program provides resources to help you prepare a competitive application with or without the help of an advisor:


Previous Recipients

Year Name Language Site Institution
2021 Anna Williams Chinese Tainan, Taiwan The University of Alabama
2021 Jackson Burns Chinese Dalian, China The University of Alabama
2021 Samuel Watson Korean Gwangju, Korea The University of Alabama
2020 David Ewing Chinese Tainan, Taiwan The University of Alabama
2020 Katherine Lightfoot Turkish Bursa, Turkey The University of Alabama
2019 Erin Behland Chinese Suzhou, China The University of Alabama
2018 Lawrence Monocello Korean Gwangju, South Korea The University of Alabama
2018 Maria Huryn Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan The University of Alabama
2017 Erin Behland Chinese Dalian, China The University of Alabama
2015 Charlotte Sheridan Arabic Ibri, Oman The University of Alabama
2015 Dana Sweeney Chinese Dalian, China The University of Alabama
2014 Caleb Christian Hindi Jaipur, India The University of Alabama
2013 Emily Simon Arabic Nizwa, Oman The University of Alabama
2013 Karen Nershi Arabic Meknes, Morocco The University of Alabama
2013 Jason Arterburn Chinese Suzhou, China The University of Alabama
2012 Harrison Spector Arabic Salalah, Oman The University of Alabama
2012 Caleb Christian Hindi Jaipur, India The University of Alabama
2011 Zachary Knight Russian Ufa, Russia The University of Alabama
2010 Christopher Scott Arabic Amman, Jordan The University of Alabama
2010 Rachel Hester Chinese Shanghai, China The University of Alabama
2010 Leyla Amur Turkish Bursa, Turkey The University of Alabama
2008 Leyla Amur Turkish Istanbul, Turkey The University of Alabama
2006 Emily Cooper Arabic Amman, Jordan The University of Alabama

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