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University of Iowa 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:

Karen Wachsmuth
Associate Director, International Fellowships
Margaret Mills
Professor of Russian, Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Russell Ganim
Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs

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 Abigail Maria Martin Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Iowa
2021 Aastha Chandra Hindi Jaipur, India University of Iowa
2021 Anna Correa Hindi Jaipur, India University of Iowa
2021 Sarah Schlosser Hindi Jaipur, India University of Iowa
2021 Isabelle Davis Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of Iowa
2020 Holly Harris Portuguese Florianopolis, Brazil University of Iowa
2019 Abby Rinaldi Chinese Dalian, China University of Iowa
2019 Mark Schoen Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Iowa
2019 Angel Trachta Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Iowa
2018 Alexander Bare Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Iowa
2018 Elijah Bratsch-Prince Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Iowa
2018 Alexander Duff Chinese Changchun, China University of Iowa
2018 Shane Weitzman Hindi Jaipur, India University of Iowa
2017 Shane Weitzman Hindi Jaipur, India University of Iowa
2016 Patricia Hartland Hindi Jaipur, India University of Iowa
2015 Mandy Conrad Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Iowa
2015 Destinee Gwee Chinese Xi'an, China University of Iowa
2015 Elaine Mou Chinese Dalian, China University of Iowa
2015 Laura Wang Chinese Suzhou, China University of Iowa
2015 Stephanie Rue Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Iowa
2015 Brittany Callahan Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Iowa
2014 Rebekah Frumkin Hindi Jaipur, India University of Iowa
2014 Maria Sumner Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Iowa
2014 Lauren Sillman Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of Iowa
2014 Patrick Taffe Russian Tbilisi, Georgia University of Iowa
2013 Addie Leak Arabic Rabat, Morocco University of Iowa
2013 Onalee Yousey Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Iowa
2013 Rachel Milligan Chinese Suzhou, China University of Iowa
2012 Brandon Jennings Arabic Rabat, Morocco University of Iowa
2012 Merideth McFarland Arabic Salalah, Oman University of Iowa
2012 Navid Zarrinnal Arabic Salalah, Oman University of Iowa
2012 Eleanor King Japanese Kyoto, Japan University of Iowa
2011 Addie Leak Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Iowa
2011 Michelle Quill Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Iowa
2011 Rebecca Kreitzer Chinese Shanghai, China University of Iowa
2011 Jacqueline Cieslak Hindi Jaipur, India University of Iowa
2009 Dustin Eaton Hindi Jaipur, India University of Iowa
2009 Brian Miller Turkish Istanbul, Turkey University of Iowa
2008 Shabnam Barodawala Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Iowa
2008 Benjamin Darr Chinese Suzhou, China University of Iowa
2007 Gail Buttorff Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Iowa
2007 Aditi Singh Hindi Jaipur, India University of Iowa
2006 Andrew McDowell Hindi Jaipur, India University of Iowa

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