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Boston University 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:

Jeff Berg
Director of National & International Scholarships, Office of the Provost, Fellowships and Scholarships

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 Cohen Arabic Ibri, Oman Boston University
2021 Lauren Mister Arabic Tangier, Morocco Boston University
2021 Metasebia Bazbhe Japanese Okayama, Japan Boston University
2021 Zoe Chock Japanese Okayama, Japan Boston University
2021 Thomas Silver Russian Vladimir, Russia Boston University
2021 Tima Dasouki Turkish Ankara, Turkey Boston University
2020 Tima Dasouki Turkish Bursa, Turkey Boston University
2019 Kathryn Heidelberger Arabic Tangier, Morocco Boston University
2019 Nisha Kishore Hindi Jaipur, India Boston University
2018 Augustine Jimenez-Ramirez Arabic Ibri, Oman Boston University
2018 Conrad Rousseau IV Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Boston University
2018 Zoe Kemprecos Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Boston University
2017 Kristina Domaney Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Boston University
2016 Calynn Dowler Bangla Kolkata, India Boston University
2016 Abena Amoakuh Chinese Dalian, China Boston University
2016 Hayden Swanson Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Boston University
2016 Sabrina Hassan Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Boston University
2015 Ilene Gillispie Punjabi Chandigarh, India Boston University
2015 Tenaya Goldsen Urdu Lucknow, India Boston University
2014 Sarah Sheya Arabic Amman, Jordan Boston University
2014 Tazeen Ali Arabic Amman, Jordan Boston University
2013 Jared Koller Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Boston University
2013 Ilene Gillispie Punjabi Chandigarh, India Boston University
2012 Ashley Huff Turkish Bursa, Turkey Boston University
2012 Christian Williams Turkish Ankara, Turkey Boston University
2012 Claire Sadar Turkish Bursa, Turkey Boston University
2011 Samik Sikand Japanese Kyoto, Japan Boston University
2011 Janessa Greenleaf Turkish Ankara, Turkey Boston University
2011 Jocelyn Slocum Turkish Bursa, Turkey Boston University
2010 Martha Baillargeon Arabic Amman, Jordan Boston University
2010 Christopher Taylor Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Boston University
2010 Noah Sherman Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Boston University
2009 Allison Hartnett Arabic Amman, Jordan Boston University
2009 Hassan Awaisi Arabic Alexandria, Egypt Boston University
2009 Roza Eynula Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan Boston University
2009 Lauren Zimmerman Turkish Istanbul, Turkey Boston University
2008 Ariel Gold Arabic Salalah, Oman Boston University
2008 Emily Drevets Arabic Salalah, Oman Boston University
2008 Katharine Broida Arabic Salalah, Oman Boston University
2008 Susan Costello Chinese Harbin, China Boston University
2008 Jaclyn Michael Urdu Lucknow, India Boston University
2007 Steven Burdette Russian St. Petersburg, Russia Boston University

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