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Occidental College 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:

Jennifer Locke
Director of National and International Fellowships , National and International Fellowships Office

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
2019 Stella Hong Korean Busan, South Korea Occidental College
2018 Gabriel Dunatov Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Occidental College
2017 Ashley Leon Arabic Amman, Jordan Occidental College
2017 Haarika Reddy Japanese Hikone, Japan Occidental College
2015 Cynthia Magallanes-Gonzalez Arabic Ibri, Oman Occidental College
2015 Sita Wong Chinese Beijing, China Occidental College
2014 Kate Coursey Hindi Jaipur, India Occidental College
2014 Saleem Karamali Urdu Lucknow, India Occidental College
2013 Cholpon Ramizova Arabic Amman, Jordan Occidental College
2013 Janan Burni Arabic Nizwa, Oman Occidental College
2013 Kevin Witkow Arabic Ibri, Oman Occidental College
2011 Ariana Moseley Arabic Fes, Morocco Occidental College
2010 Katherine Davis Hindi Jaipur, India Occidental College
2009 Elizabeth Shdo Turkish Ankara, Turkey Occidental College
2008 Christina Wong Chinese Harbin, China Occidental College
2008 Jessica Abenstein Russian Samara, Russia Occidental College

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