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Davidson 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:

Ashley Bodie
Fellowships & Experiential Learning Advisor, Matthews Center for Career Development
Ben Borja
Education Abroad Advisor
Gaylena Merritt
Director, Office of 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 Talar Terzian Chinese Tainan, Taiwan Davidson College
2019 Anna Dolder Arabic Tangier, Morocco Davidson College
2018 Sunia Young Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Davidson College
2017 Alston Lippert Chinese Dalian, China Davidson College
2016 Abigail Ordillas Chinese Tainan, Taiwan Davidson College
2016 Sarah Aziz Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Davidson College
2015 Mohammed ElSarhan Arabic Madaba, Jordan Davidson College
2015 Jessica Gumucio Russian Vladimir, Russia Davidson College
2013 Suncica Dragas Russian Ufa, Russia Davidson College
2011 Caroline Emch Arabic Amman, Jordan Davidson College
2011 Vitaly Radsky Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan Davidson College
2010 Brittany Ell Chinese Shanghai, China Davidson College

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