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University of California-San Diego 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:

Michelle Monroy
Graduate Fellowship Advisor

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 Sora Heo Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of California-San Diego
2019 Michael Andrews Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of California-San Diego
2018 Matthew Zaslansky Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan University of California-San Diego
2017 Miguel Carrillo Chinese Tainan, Taiwan University of California-San Diego
2017 Morgen Chalmiers Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-San Diego
2017 Ramsey Ismail Japanese Hikone, Japan University of California-San Diego
2016 Jamal Russell Black Chinese Suzhou, China University of California-San Diego
2016 Noble Dwarika Chinese Changchun, China University of California-San Diego
2016 Timothy Liang Chinese Changchun, China University of California-San Diego
2016 Marguerite Hodge Japanese Hikone, Japan University of California-San Diego
2015 Soraya Abuelhiga Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-San Diego
2015 Harrison Carter Chinese Suzhou, China University of California-San Diego
2015 Jason Wu Chinese Beijing, China University of California-San Diego
2014 Mary Trinh Chinese Hangzhou, China University of California-San Diego
2014 Anna Yamamuro Korean Wonju, South Korea University of California-San Diego
2014 Mark Buttweiler Korean Wonju, South Korea University of California-San Diego
2014 Benjamin Smuin Turkish Bursa, Turkey University of California-San Diego
2013 Sascha Crasnow Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-San Diego
2013 Dylan Yokoyama Japanese Himeji, Japan University of California-San Diego
2012 Benjamin Smuin Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-San Diego
2012 Sascha Crasnow Arabic Rabat, Morocco University of California-San Diego
2012 Joel Sellereit Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of California-San Diego
2012 Tara Maguire Korean Jeonju, South Korea University of California-San Diego
2012 Edward Falk Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of California-San Diego
2012 Jael Vizcarra Turkish Izmir, Turkey University of California-San Diego
2012 Patrick Adamiak Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of California-San Diego
2011 Renee Saedi Arabic Muscat, Oman University of California-San Diego
2011 Orianna Cacchione Chinese Beijing, China University of California-San Diego
2011 Kieran Cusack Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of California-San Diego
2011 Mikas Remeika Japanese Kyoto, Japan University of California-San Diego
2011 Edward Falk Turkish Izmir, Turkey University of California-San Diego
2010 Fatima Frank Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of California-San Diego
2009 Christian Donath Arabic Cairo, Egypt University of California-San Diego
2008 Christopher Waecker Arabic Salalah, Oman University of California-San Diego
2008 Stephanie Anglim Arabic Salalah, Oman University of California-San Diego
2006 Michael Freedman Arabic Cairo, Egypt University of California-San Diego

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