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Indiana University-Bloomington 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:

Alwiya Omar
Clinical Professor/African Languages Coordinator
Paul Fogleman
Associate Director
Rebecca Manring
Assoc. Prof.; Director of Language Instruction, Dhar India Studies Program; Religious Studies Dept
Sibel Crum
Faculty, Lecturer

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 Melissa Lieffers Arabic Tangier, Morocco Indiana University-Bloomington
2021 Brock DeMark Hindi Jaipur, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2021 Christian James Punjabi Chandigarh, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2021 Savannah Lee Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Indiana University-Bloomington
2020 John Stewart Urdu Lucknow, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2019 Samantha Poole Hindi Jaipur, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2019 Eduardo Acaron-Padilla Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2019 Owen Adams Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2019 Devlin Cook-Hines Russian Tbilisi, Georgia Indiana University-Bloomington
2019 Andrew Greco Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Indiana University-Bloomington
2018 Yassmin Fashir Arabic Tangier, Morocco Indiana University-Bloomington
2018 Jamie Lui Chinese Changchun, China Indiana University-Bloomington
2018 Christian James Hindi Jaipur, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2018 Donald Bradley Japanese Hikone, Japan Indiana University-Bloomington
2018 Kristen Pimley Korean Busan, South Korea Indiana University-Bloomington
2018 Nancy Smith Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2018 Boryana Borisova Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Indiana University-Bloomington
2018 Kaethe Schroeder Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Indiana University-Bloomington
2018 Margaret Bott Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Indiana University-Bloomington
2017 Margaret Morley Arabic Tangier, Morocco Indiana University-Bloomington
2017 Rebecca Ajamoughli Arabic Meknes, Morocco Indiana University-Bloomington
2017 Tania Ramos Arabic Amman, Jordan Indiana University-Bloomington
2017 Antonio Santa Cruz Chinese Suzhou, China Indiana University-Bloomington
2017 Marlyatou Sow Hindi Jaipur, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2017 Sean Hall Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2017 Katherine Jordan Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Indiana University-Bloomington
2017 Zawadi Rowe Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Indiana University-Bloomington
2017 Jordi Saunders Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Indiana University-Bloomington
2017 Kieran Hatton Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Indiana University-Bloomington
2017 Matthew Neuman Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Indiana University-Bloomington
2016 Nicholas Wernert Arabic Amman, Jordan Indiana University-Bloomington
2016 Amanda Stephens Hindi Jaipur, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2016 Jessica Merritt Hindi Jaipur, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2016 Jermaine Butler Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2016 Navjot Dhadwal Punjabi Chandigarh, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2016 Meryem Ozel Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Indiana University-Bloomington
2016 Rachael Wehrle Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Indiana University-Bloomington
2016 Amanda Lanzillo Urdu Lucknow, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 Kristen Cherry Arabic Ibri, Oman Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 Tyler Russell Arabic Amman, Jordan Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 Alyssa Meyer Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 Brandon Miliate Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 Jade Powers Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 John McHugh Chinese Suzhou, China Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 Amanda Stephens Hindi Jaipur, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 Jessamyn Bowling Hindi Jaipur, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 Marissa Smit Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 Melisa Frost Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 Keely Bakken Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 Casey Vaughn Turkish Ankara, Turkey Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 Haily Merritt Turkish Ankara, Turkey Indiana University-Bloomington
2015 Kaitlyn Hockerman Turkish Bursa, Turkey Indiana University-Bloomington
2014 Amin Sophiamehr Arabic Tangier, Morocco Indiana University-Bloomington
2014 Margarethe McDonald Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Indiana University-Bloomington
2014 Anthony Ross Korean Wonju, South Korea Indiana University-Bloomington
2014 Joseph Polchek Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2014 Caroline Stokes Turkish Bursa, Turkey Indiana University-Bloomington
2014 Rebecca Mueller Turkish Bursa, Turkey Indiana University-Bloomington
2013 Troy Cummins Arabic Meknes, Morocco Indiana University-Bloomington
2013 Collin Walsh Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh Indiana University-Bloomington
2013 Blake Lemmons Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2013 Elliott Newton Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2013 Piper O'Sullivan Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2013 Matthew Carter Russian Ufa, Russia Indiana University-Bloomington
2012 Brandon Campbell Arabic Salalah, Oman Indiana University-Bloomington
2012 Susan Zimmerman Arabic Tangier, Morocco Indiana University-Bloomington
2012 Katherine Cierniak Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh Indiana University-Bloomington
2012 Jonathan Bratt Chinese Xi'an, China Indiana University-Bloomington
2012 Jessica Merritt Hindi Jaipur, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2012 Margarethe McDonald Korean Jeonju, South Korea Indiana University-Bloomington
2012 Josh Berer Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2012 Jeffrey Heerdink Turkish Ankara, Turkey Indiana University-Bloomington
2012 Keely Bakken Turkish Bursa, Turkey Indiana University-Bloomington
2012 Melissa Witcombe Turkish Izmir, Turkey Indiana University-Bloomington
2011 Ayesha Athar Arabic Muscat, Oman Indiana University-Bloomington
2011 Kayleigh Long Arabic Amman, Jordan Indiana University-Bloomington
2011 Lewis Bradford Arabic Tangier, Morocco Indiana University-Bloomington
2011 Timothy Dolan Arabic Amman, Jordan Indiana University-Bloomington
2011 Ashlee Andrews Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh Indiana University-Bloomington
2011 Miriam Woods Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2011 Sarah Carsey Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2011 Thomas Allen Russian Kazan, Russia Indiana University-Bloomington
2011 Amarantha Byer Turkish Bursa, Turkey Indiana University-Bloomington
2011 Keely Bakken Turkish Izmir, Turkey Indiana University-Bloomington
2011 Jessica Evans Urdu Lucknow, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2010 Jamie Johnson Arabic Cairo, Egypt Indiana University-Bloomington
2010 Jessica Evans Hindi Jaipur, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2010 Anne Vithayathil Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2010 John Dechant Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2010 Christopher Roush Russian Kazan, Russia Indiana University-Bloomington
2010 Lennea Carty Turkish Istanbul, Turkey Indiana University-Bloomington
2010 Nicholas Kontovas Turkish Istanbul, Turkey Indiana University-Bloomington
2010 Niels Lee Turkish Istanbul, Turkey Indiana University-Bloomington
2009 Amanda Hare Arabic Tangier, Morocco Indiana University-Bloomington
2009 Amy Stoller Stoller Arabic Tangier, Morocco Indiana University-Bloomington
2009 Francisco Monta?o Arabic Cairo, Egypt Indiana University-Bloomington
2009 Shruti Krishnan Arabic Tangier, Morocco Indiana University-Bloomington
2009 Peter Ippoliti Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan Indiana University-Bloomington
2009 Abraham Gerber Chinese Suzhou, China Indiana University-Bloomington
2009 Adam Molon Chinese Harbin, China Indiana University-Bloomington
2009 Amy Hirschtick Hindi Jaipur, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2009 Kathryn Wolt Russian Astrakhan, Russia Indiana University-Bloomington
2009 Alexander Scott Urdu Lucknow, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2008 Maryah Converse Arabic Amman, Jordan Indiana University-Bloomington
2008 Philip Dorroll Arabic Salalah, Oman Indiana University-Bloomington
2008 Adam Molon Chinese Suzhou, China Indiana University-Bloomington
2008 Elizabeth Holcombe Chinese Harbin, China Indiana University-Bloomington
2007 Christopher Anzalone Arabic Sana'a, Yemen Indiana University-Bloomington
2007 Kirstin Golberg Arabic Tangier, Morocco Indiana University-Bloomington
2007 Christina Stigliani Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Indiana University-Bloomington
2007 Jessica Lex Russian St. Petersburg, Russia Indiana University-Bloomington
2007 Megan Musgrave Russian St. Petersburg, Russia Indiana University-Bloomington
2007 Michael Luurtsema Urdu Lucknow, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2006 Margaret O'Connor Arabic Amman, Jordan Indiana University-Bloomington
2006 Tabitha Laigle Arabic Sana'a, Yemen Indiana University-Bloomington
2006 Jennifer Oetken Bangla Kolkata, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2006 Megan Robb Hindi Jaipur, India Indiana University-Bloomington
2006 Daniel Beben Urdu Lucknow, India Indiana University-Bloomington

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