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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 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:

Behrad Aghaei
Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies
Dan Cameron
International Institute - Fellowships & Grants Advisor
Syed Ali
South Asian Language Program Director

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 Ayla Kaufman Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2021 Dawn Chirko Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2021 Kaitlyn Bell Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2021 Sofia Reed Chinese Dalian, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2021 Ross Bernhaut Hindi Jaipur, India University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2021 Cameron White Korean Gwangju, Korea University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2021 Jailene Acevedo Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2021 Madelyn Scarlett Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2021 Samuel Breazeale Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2020 Refael Kubersky Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2019 Priya Judge Chinese Tainan, Taiwan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2019 Sierra LaPoint Hindi Jaipur, India University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2019 Dominque Johnson Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2019 Rachael Merritt Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2018 Rawan Mandwee Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2018 Michael Ward Chinese Suzhou, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2018 Rebecca Selin Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2018 Zari Smith Japanese Hikone, Japan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2017 Terry Biel Japanese Hikone, Japan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2016 Hannah Feldshuh Chinese Suzhou, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2016 Maggie McMillin Chinese Xi'an, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2016 Megan Cansfield Chinese Tainan, Taiwan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2016 Ryan Etzcorn Chinese Dalian, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2016 Tina Le Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2016 Emma Saraff Japanese Hikone, Japan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2016 Sara Maggin Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2016 Jacob Anderson Urdu Lucknow, India University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2015 Rona Beresh Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2015 Sarah Akhtar Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2015 Lucas Niewenhuis Chinese Beijing, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2015 Erica Lignell Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2014 Anne Desiderio Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2014 Elisabeth Kryska Arabic Nizwa, Oman University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2014 Elizabeth Young Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2014 Fadel Nabilsi Arabic Rabat, Morocco University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2014 Sarah Blume Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2014 Sunder Kannan Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2014 Elizabeth Huntley Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2013 Ariel Mallett Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2013 Jocelyn Frelier Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2013 Meredith Steih Arabic Rabat, Morocco University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2013 Taylor Mattia Arabic Nizwa, Oman University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2013 Katherine Brill Chinese Chengdu, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2013 Christopher Fort Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2013 Erin Null Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2013 Julie Sherbill Turkish Bursa, Turkey University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2013 Sarah Cunningham Urdu Lucknow, India University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2012 Christine Dempsey Arabic Salalah, Oman University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2012 Tara Clancy Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2012 Akira Sembommatsu Chinese Shanghai, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2012 Claire Lehnen Chinese Beijing, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2012 Nicole Aber Chinese Xi'an, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2012 Leah Murray Hindi Jaipur, India University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2012 Christopher Alderman Japanese Kyoto, Japan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2012 Belle Cheves Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2011 Subaram Raman Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2011 Valerie Montes Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2011 Tara Clancy Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2011 Andrew Baker Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2011 Amanda Hare Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2011 Jamie Carlisle Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2011 Hafsa Kanjwal Urdu Lucknow, India University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2010 Adam Pascarella Arabic Cairo, Egypt University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2010 Ashley Strahley Arabic Cairo, Egypt University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2010 Stephen Snyder Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2010 Lia Wolock Hindi Jaipur, India University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2010 Steven Beers Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2010 Lauren Ivey Japanese Kyoto, Japan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2010 Marcela Barba Korean Jeonju, South Korea University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2010 Kathryn Gunter Russian Kazan, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2010 Timothy Miklos Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2010 Leigh Stuckey Turkish Bursa, Turkey University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2010 Lisa Averill Urdu Lucknow, India University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2009 Drewallyn Riley Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2009 Malia Xie Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2009 Adina Williams Chinese Suzhou, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2009 Elaine Denny Chinese Suzhou, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2009 Elissa Park Chinese Harbin, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2009 Eric Ford Russian Kazan, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2009 Ervis Burda Russian Tomsk, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2009 Lydia McMullen-Laird Russian Kazan, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2009 Beenish Ahmed Urdu Lucknow, India University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2008 Christopher Blauvelt Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2008 Courtney Hanna Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2008 Matthew Stiffler Arabic Salalah, Oman University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2008 Matthew Ward Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2008 Molly Moran Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2008 Valerie Montes Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2008 Nora Hauk Korean Suwon, South Korea University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2008 Piotr Picz Russian Tomsk, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2008 Ryan Aiken Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2008 Stephanie Ketchum Russian Tomsk, Russia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2008 Rebecca Grapevine Urdu Lucknow, India University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2007 Andrea Wright Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2007 Evan Eustice Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2007 Kevin Jones Arabic Sana'a, Yemen University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2007 Thomas Neal Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2007 Yancey Greene Chinese Suzhou, China University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2007 Rufin Saul Hindi Jaipur, India University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2007 Bryce Adams Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2006 Anna Barsan Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2006 Justin Gengler Arabic Sana'a, Yemen University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2006 Nicholas Kuneman Arabic Sana'a, Yemen University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2006 Andrew Wilkinson Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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