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Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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:

Kim Benard
Assistant Dean, Distinguished Fellowships
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Hee-Jeong Jeong
Senior Lecturer, Department of Global Languages
Contact

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 Rionna Flynn Chinese New Taipei City, Taiwan Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2021 George Denove Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2021 Hannah Tomio Russian Vladimir, Russia Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2019 Keenan Albee Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2016 Virginia Adams Chinese Suzhou, China Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 Zachary Lamb Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 Christianna Bonin Russian Vladimir, Russia Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2013 Ellen Chen Urdu Lucknow, India Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2011 Jordan Turner Arabic Amman, Jordan Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2011 Joseph Adams Arabic Tunis, Tunisia Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2010 Kyoung Mun Shin Chinese Nanjing, China Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2010 Sara Campbell Chinese Beijing, China Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2010 Christopher Tsai Japanese Kyoto, Japan Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2010 Joseph Torigian Russian Ufa, Russia Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2009 Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner Hindi Jaipur, India Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2009 Minghui Ren Korean Suwon, South Korea Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2008 Katherine Ray Chinese Suzhou, China Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2006 Kristin Fabbe Turkish Ankara, Turkey Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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