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Swarthmore 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:

Osman Balkan
Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science

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 Rebecca Flack Chinese Dalian, China Swarthmore College
2020 Elizabeth Gonzalez Arabic Ibri, Oman Swarthmore College
2020 Anyssa El-Manfaa Turkish Bursa, Turkey Swarthmore College
2019 Anya Slepyan Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Swarthmore College
2019 Zackary Lash Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Swarthmore College
2019 Carole Lee Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Swarthmore College
2017 Michael Broughton II Arabic Meknes, Morocco Swarthmore College
2016 Joseph Landis Arabic Amman, Jordan Swarthmore College
2015 Asma Noray Arabic Ibri, Oman Swarthmore College
2014 Dylan Okabe-Jawdat Arabic Amman, Jordan Swarthmore College
2014 Tamsin True-Alcala Chinese Hangzhou, China Swarthmore College
2014 Cyrus Newlin Russian Kazan, Russia Swarthmore College
2013 Sanaa Ali-Virani Japanese Himeji, Japan Swarthmore College
2012 Jacqueline Bailey-Ross Russian Kazan, Russia Swarthmore College
2010 James Jordan Russian Ufa, Russia Swarthmore College
2009 Amalia Feld Chinese Suzhou, China Swarthmore College
2009 Latavia Elmore Russian Kazan, Russia Swarthmore College
2009 Lauren Stokes Turkish Izmir, Turkey Swarthmore College
2008 Amy Kapit Arabic Amman, Jordan Swarthmore College
2008 Elizabeth Buckner Arabic Salalah, Oman Swarthmore College
2008 Jee Young Ma Oh Chinese Harbin, China Swarthmore College
2007 Ailya Vajid Arabic Sana'a, Yemen Swarthmore College

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