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Bowdoin 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:

Christine Wintersteen
Director, Off-Campus Study and 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
2022 Sara Morcos Arabic Meknes, Morocco Bowdoin College
2022 Amanda Cassano Chinese Tainan, Taiwan Bowdoin College
2022 Colby Santana Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Bowdoin College
2021 Gemma Kelton Chinese New Taipei City, Taiwan Bowdoin College
2019 Joseph Hilleary Arabic Meknes, Morocco Bowdoin College
2019 Isabel Udell Hindi Jaipur, India Bowdoin College
2018 Alexandra Briere Arabic Ibri, Oman Bowdoin College
2018 Liam Nicoll Arabic Meknes, Morocco Bowdoin College
2018 Sarah Bashir Arabic Tangier, Morocco Bowdoin College
2018 Gerlin Leu Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Bowdoin College
2017 Lisa MacKenzie Arabic Amman, Jordan Bowdoin College
2017 Daniel Castro Bonilla Chinese Changchun, China Bowdoin College
2017 Sarah Bashir Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Bowdoin College
2016 Sinead Lamel Arabic Amman, Jordan Bowdoin College
2016 Ivette Pala Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Bowdoin College
2016 Nicholas Tonckens Russian Vladimir, Russia Bowdoin College
2015 Kevin Mackenzie Chinese Dalian, China Bowdoin College
2014 Maya Little Chinese Guangzhou, China Bowdoin College
2012 Sarah Siwak Russian Ufa, Russia Bowdoin College
2011 Zachary Winters Arabic Amman, Jordan Bowdoin College
2011 Kim Lacey Russian Kazan, Russia Bowdoin College
2011 Zackary Suhr Russian Kazan, Russia Bowdoin College
2010 Khalil LeSaldo Arabic Alexandria, Egypt Bowdoin College

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