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Old Dominion 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:

Paul Currant
Center for Global Engagement, Senior International Officer
Scott Berlin
Center for Global Engagement, Global Engagement Coordinator

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 Nicholas Fegreus Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Old Dominion University
2018 Daniel Shanks Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Old Dominion University
2016 Daniel Shanks Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Old Dominion University
2014 Jo-Ann Estes Arabic Meknes, Morocco Old Dominion University
2012 Nicholas Reese Turkish Izmir, Turkey Old Dominion University
2010 Pamela Richey Chinese Beijing, China Old Dominion University
2009 Melodee Baines Arabic Cairo, Egypt Old Dominion University
2008 Melodee Baines Arabic Tangier, Morocco Old Dominion University
2007 Melodee BAINES Arabic Amman, Jordan Old Dominion University

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