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Baylor University 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:

Daniel Benyousky
Director of Major Fellowships and Awards, Office of Engaged Learning
Michael Long
Chair, Modern 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
2022 Uchechukwu Oguchi Arabic Ibri, Oman Baylor University
2022 Mina Dwumfour-Poku Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Baylor University
2021 Kaitlyn Vana Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan Baylor University
2021 Mary Quarnstrom Chinese New Taipei City, Taiwan Baylor University
2021 Daniel Burch Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Baylor University
2021 Rebekah Sharp Russian Vladimir, Russia Baylor University
2019 Corrie Shrock Arabic Amman, Jordan Baylor University
2017 Emily Martin Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Baylor University
2011 Jared Strickland Chinese Beijing, China Baylor University
2010 Melissa Yeakley Chinese Beijing, China Baylor University
2009 Melissa Yeakley Chinese Suzhou, China Baylor University
2008 Gary Guadagnolo Russian Samara, Russia Baylor University
2008 Ross Irons Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Baylor University
2008 Sara Garrett Russian Astrakhan, Russia Baylor University
2007 Steele Brand Arabic Cairo, Egypt Baylor University
2007 Gary Guadagnolo Russian St. Petersburg, Russia Baylor University

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