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Carleton 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:

Marynel Ryan Van Zee
Director of Student Fellowships

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 William Bausch Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan Carleton College
2021 McKenna Wirth Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Carleton College
2019 Oliver Wolyniec Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Carleton College
2017 Nicholas Lorenz Arabic Tangier, Morocco Carleton College
2017 Maximilian Esslinger Chinese Xi'an, China Carleton College
2017 Daniel Brodkin Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Carleton College
2016 August Leinbach Chinese Suzhou, China Carleton College
2016 Connor Rechtzigel Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Carleton College
2015 Taylor Gee Arabic Tangier, Morocco Carleton College
2012 Andrew Freeland Arabic Amman, Jordan Carleton College
2012 Courtney Dufford Arabic Rabat, Morocco Carleton College
2011 James Morrissey Chinese Xi'an, China Carleton College
2010 Alison Lisi Arabic Amman, Jordan Carleton College
2010 Benjamin Tyler Russian Vladimir, Russia Carleton College
2009 Gabriel Davis Russian Kaliningrad, Russia Carleton College
2009 Francesca Chubb-Confer Urdu Lucknow, India Carleton College
2008 Adam Karas Arabic Salalah, Oman Carleton College

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