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Boston 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:

Christina Hatzipetros
Associate Director, Office of International Programs
Kathleen Bailey
Professor, Department of Political Science
Tony Lin
Slavic/Russian Coordinator

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 Bridget Sakowski Arabic Amman, Jordan Boston College
2021 Keegan Coppola Arabic Meknes, Morocco Boston College
2021 Sofia Marino Arabic Tangier, Morocco Boston College
2021 Isaiah Brown Russian Vladimir, Russia Boston College
2021 Rigas Rigopoulos Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Boston College
2019 Megan Richards Arabic Meknes, Morocco Boston College
2019 Reginald Anadio Chinese Dalian, China Boston College
2019 Suzanna Diehl Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Boston College
2018 William Pyle Arabic Meknes, Morocco Boston College
2018 Jacob Ciafone Chinese Changchun, China Boston College
2017 Daniela Benitez Arabic Ibri, Oman Boston College
2017 Enise Koc Russian Vladimir, Russia Boston College
2016 Janice Li Chinese Dalian, China Boston College
2016 Lindsay Paturalski Hindi Jaipur, India Boston College
2015 Isra Hussain Urdu Lucknow, India Boston College
2013 Andrew Babbitt Chinese Suzhou, China Boston College
2013 Benjamin Barkley Russian Kazan, Russia Boston College
2012 Bennett Comerford Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh Boston College
2012 Brooke Loughrin Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Boston College
2012 Gary Winslett Turkish Ankara, Turkey Boston College
2011 Bennett Comerford Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh Boston College
2010 Jeffery Dyer Turkish Ankara, Turkey Boston College
2009 Emily McCormick Chinese Harbin, China Boston College
2009 Jeffery Dyer Turkish Izmir, Turkey Boston College
2008 Margaret Sullivan Russian Tomsk, Russia Boston College
2007 Alison Fahey Arabic Sana'a, Yemen Boston College
2006 Christopher Kelly Arabic Amman, Jordan Boston College
2006 Katherine Anderson Arabic Amman, Jordan Boston College

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