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The College of New Jersey 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:

Lillian Farhat
Jennifer Margherito
Study Abroad Advisor, The Center for Global Engagement
Jiayan Mi
Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures
Holly Didi-Ogren
Assistant Professor, World Languages and Cultures

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
2018 Rafiatu Nawuridam Arabic Tangier, Morocco The College of New Jersey
2016 Alessandra Testa Arabic Ibri, Oman The College of New Jersey
2016 Martín Crosby-Arreaza Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan The College of New Jersey
2011 Valery Lavigne Chinese Shanghai, China The College of New Jersey
2008 Paul Mumm Arabic Amman, Jordan The College of New Jersey

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