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University of Southern California 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:

Academic Honors and 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
2021 Jesus Fernandez Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Southern California
2021 Philippa Zhang Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Southern California
2021 Samir Alam Bangla Kolkata, India University of Southern California
2021 Melissa Tungare Chinese Dalian, China University of Southern California
2020 Samir Alam Bangla Kolkata, India University of Southern California
2019 Sarah Cueva Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Southern California
2019 Edith Conn Japanese Okayama, Japan University of Southern California
2019 Jenna Han Japanese Okayama, Japan University of Southern California
2019 Khoi Nguyen Korean Busan, South Korea University of Southern California
2018 Eunbyul Koh Chinese Dalian, China University of Southern California
2018 Jamie Skiba Chinese Suzhou, China University of Southern California
2018 Yevgeniya Gilmore Chinese Changchun, China University of Southern California
2018 Jane Moore Japanese Hikone, Japan University of Southern California
2018 Joseph Nakpil Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Southern California
2017 Anli Zhang Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Southern California
2017 Ciara Taylor Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Southern California
2017 Vaishali Mullapudi Hindi Jaipur, India University of Southern California
2017 Alexander Melnik Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Southern California
2017 Francesca Conterno Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Southern California
2016 Ethan Levin Chinese Changchun, China University of Southern California
2016 Max Kapur Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Southern California
2016 Colin Conwell Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan University of Southern California
2015 Brian Knafou Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Southern California
2015 Lance Jackson Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Southern California
2015 Jason Tse Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Southern California
2015 Nicholas Kosturos Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Southern California
2015 Thomas Watson Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Southern California
2014 Jesus Gonzalez Arabic Rabat, Morocco University of Southern California
2014 Nikita Zolotykh Chinese Hangzhou, China University of Southern California
2014 Thomas Armstrong Chinese Suzhou, China University of Southern California
2014 Leowil Villanueva Korean Wonju, South Korea University of Southern California
2013 Adeel Mohammadi Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Southern California
2013 Emma Katz Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Southern California
2013 Kevin Steen Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Southern California
2013 Natasha Pesaran Arabic Rabat, Morocco University of Southern California
2013 Emily Warren Japanese Himeji, Japan University of Southern California
2013 Lara McDonough Japanese Himeji, Japan University of Southern California
2013 Nithya Kubendran Japanese Himeji, Japan University of Southern California
2012 Angela Harwood Arabic Salalah, Oman University of Southern California
2012 Ying Jia Huang Korean Jeonju, South Korea University of Southern California
2012 Basile Beaty Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Southern California
2011 Jyoti Gaur Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of Southern California
2011 Travis Glynn Urdu Lucknow, India University of Southern California
2010 Amy Herrmann Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Southern California
2010 Ken Sofer Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Southern California
2010 Michael Scott Arabic Alexandria, Egypt University of Southern California
2010 Kenneth Provencher Japanese Kyoto, Japan University of Southern California
2009 Lorena Sanchez Turkish Izmir, Turkey University of Southern California
2009 Terah De Jong Urdu Lucknow, India University of Southern California
2008 Meher Talib Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Southern California
2008 Rebecca Loewenstein Chinese Harbin, China University of Southern California
2008 Michell Ward Korean Suwon, South Korea University of Southern California
2008 Eric Christensen Russian Tomsk, Russia University of Southern California
2008 Zlatina Sandalska Russian Tomsk, Russia University of Southern California
2007 Noelle Miller Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Southern California
2007 rebecca loewenstein Chinese Suzhou, China University of Southern California

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