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University of Arkansas 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:

Brian Poepsel
Study Abroad Coordinator, Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange
Katie Sabo
Study Abroad Advisor, Office of Study Abroad & International Exchange
Laura Moix
Assistant Director, Graduate Student Support and Fellowships
Megan Hull
Study Abroad Advisor, Office of Study Abroad
Sarah Malloy
Assistant Director of Study Abroad
Suzanne McCray
Director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards

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 Vasantha Sambamurti Hindi Jaipur, India University of Arkansas
2021 Rome Hernandez Morgan Portuguese Florianopolis, Brazil University of Arkansas
2021 Lucas Ros Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan University of Arkansas
2021 Spencer Hazeslip Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan University of Arkansas
2019 Samuel Carroll Japanese Okayama, Japan University of Arkansas
2019 Katrina Erickson Swahili Arusha, Tanzania University of Arkansas
2018 Samuel Scurry Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Arkansas
2018 Zachary Smith Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Arkansas
2018 Emily Matlock Japanese Hikone, Japan University of Arkansas
2018 Jessica Garross Urdu Lucknow, India University of Arkansas
2017 Jessica Garross Urdu Lucknow, India University of Arkansas
2014 Jessica Jayakaran Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Arkansas
2014 Phoebe Norcross Chinese Suzhou, China University of Arkansas
2013 Elizabeth Heckmann Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Arkansas
2013 Samantha Vaughn Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Arkansas
2012 John Huber Arabic Rabat, Morocco University of Arkansas
2012 Saba Naseem Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Arkansas
2011 Saba Naseem Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Arkansas
2011 Vera DeBerg Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Arkansas
2010 Andrew Walchuk Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Arkansas
2010 Ethan Morton-Jerome Arabic Muscat, Oman University of Arkansas
2010 Joshua Moore Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Arkansas
2010 Laura Neumann Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of Arkansas
2009 Brittany Breedlove Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Arkansas
2009 Vera DeBerg Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Arkansas
2009 Ross Urban Chinese Suzhou, China University of Arkansas
2009 William Watts Chinese Harbin, China University of Arkansas
2008 Cory Ellis Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Arkansas
2008 Emily Voight Arabic Salalah, Oman University of Arkansas
2008 Joseph Green Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Arkansas
2008 Kristen Mullins Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Arkansas
2008 Lauren Galle Arabic Salalah, Oman University of Arkansas

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