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University of Maryland-Baltimore County 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:

Alicyn Curtis
Center for Global Engagement, Education Abroad Office; Education Abroad Advisor
April Householder
Director of Undergraduate Research and Prestigious Scholarships, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Christine Powers
Academic Advisor, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Rachel Spence
Education Abroad Office, Program Assistant

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 Eliana Reynolds Korean Busan, Korea University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2020 Ashley Kellogg Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2019 Alfonso Fraile Korean Busan, South Korea University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2019 Timothy Mallard Swahili Arusha, Tanzania University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2017 Sofia Nasafi Urdu Lucknow, India University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2016 Kelly Wan Chinese Xi'an, China University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2016 Gurleen Ahuja Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2015 Sofia Nasafi Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2014 Molly Bradtke Chinese Guangzhou, China University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2014 Sarah Koolbeck Korean Wonju, South Korea University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2012 Laurentina Cizza Arabic Rabat, Morocco University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2011 Abigail Bratcher Russian Kazan, Russia University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2009 Glen Ransom Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2008 Winnie Nham Chinese Suzhou, China University of Maryland-Baltimore County

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