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University of California-Los Angeles 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:

Kelly Zuniga
IEO, International Programs Counselor

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 Lujain Altawarah Arabic Ibri, Oman University of California-Los Angeles
2021 Allison Verbil Russian Vladimir, Russia University of California-Los Angeles
2021 Juliette Oliver Russian Vladimir, Russia University of California-Los Angeles
2021 Kristine Carrillo Russian Vladimir, Russia University of California-Los Angeles
2021 Ashley Young Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of California-Los Angeles
2020 Catherine Hochman Chinese Tainan, Taiwan University of California-Los Angeles
2020 Ruby Dennis Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Los Angeles
2019 Andrew Lin Chinese Xi'an, China University of California-Los Angeles
2019 Leanna Kramer Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of California-Los Angeles
2018 Jacob Adams Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Los Angeles
2018 Meagan Ford Russian Tbilisi, Georgia University of California-Los Angeles
2018 Melissa Miller Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan University of California-Los Angeles
2018 Rowan Baker Russian Tbilisi, Georgia University of California-Los Angeles
2018 Tyler Tinh Le Russian Tbilisi, Georgia University of California-Los Angeles
2018 Jessica Standifer Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Los Angeles
2017 Hannah Carlan Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of California-Los Angeles
2016 Erin Kelly Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Los Angeles
2016 Shaheen Moore Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Los Angeles
2016 Guransh Singh Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of California-Los Angeles
2016 Alex Rodriguez Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of California-Los Angeles
2016 Alexandra Guerrero Russian Vladimir, Russia University of California-Los Angeles
2016 Claire Pfitzinger Russian Vladimir, Russia University of California-Los Angeles
2016 Monica Ma Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan University of California-Los Angeles
2015 Teruko Mitsuhara Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of California-Los Angeles
2015 Heleana Melendez Russian Vladimir, Russia University of California-Los Angeles
2015 Kathy Pham Russian Vladimir, Russia University of California-Los Angeles
2015 Ryan Vig Turkish Bursa, Turkey University of California-Los Angeles
2014 Jennifer MacGregor Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Los Angeles
2014 Anne Sundelson Russian Tbilisi, Georgia University of California-Los Angeles
2014 Alyssa Mathias Turkish Bursa, Turkey University of California-Los Angeles
2013 Eric Schmidt Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of California-Los Angeles
2013 Jonathan McCollum Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Los Angeles
2013 Sophia Hocini Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Los Angeles
2013 Tyler Harlan Chinese Chengdu, China University of California-Los Angeles
2013 Katherine Godec Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Los Angeles
2013 Cynthia Wang Japanese Himeji, Japan University of California-Los Angeles
2013 Brandon LaVoppui Russian Kazan, Russia University of California-Los Angeles
2013 Braunny Ramirez Russian Ufa, Russia University of California-Los Angeles
2013 Hanna Petro Turkish Bursa, Turkey University of California-Los Angeles
2013 Ryan Donaghy Turkish Bursa, Turkey University of California-Los Angeles
2013 Aparna Kumar Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Los Angeles
2012 Erin Thomason Chinese Shanghai, China University of California-Los Angeles
2012 Larry Robinson Chinese Shanghai, China University of California-Los Angeles
2012 Michelle Quay Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Los Angeles
2012 Andre Jan Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of California-Los Angeles
2012 Hanna Petro Turkish Izmir, Turkey University of California-Los Angeles
2012 Aparna Kumar Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Los Angeles
2011 Eoghan McGreevy-Stafford Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Los Angeles
2011 Iris Yellum Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Los Angeles
2010 Claire Gilbert Arabic Muscat, Oman University of California-Los Angeles
2010 Jeremy Farrell Arabic Muscat, Oman University of California-Los Angeles
2010 Sharon Cohen Arabic Muscat, Oman University of California-Los Angeles
2010 Marissa Sneddon Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of California-Los Angeles
2010 Hannah Reiss Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Los Angeles
2009 Andrew Gordon-Kirsch Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Los Angeles
2009 Claire Gilbert Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Los Angeles
2009 Sharon Cohen Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Los Angeles
2009 April Wilson Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Los Angeles
2009 Susanna Lam Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Los Angeles
2009 Brigita Sebald Russian Kazan, Russia University of California-Los Angeles
2009 Murat Yildiz Turkish Istanbul, Turkey University of California-Los Angeles
2009 Nir Shafir Turkish Istanbul, Turkey University of California-Los Angeles
2008 Kristen Kao Arabic Salalah, Oman University of California-Los Angeles
2008 April Wilson Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Los Angeles
2008 Erik Finck Korean Suwon, South Korea University of California-Los Angeles
2008 Amy Malek Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Los Angeles
2008 Susanna Lam Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Los Angeles
2007 Rachel Kaplan Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Los Angeles
2007 Wendy DeSouza Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Los Angeles
2006 Wala Budri Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Los Angeles

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