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Alumni Profiles

Alumni are central to the mission of the CLS Program. CLS alumni go on to do a wide variety of great things with their language skills and cultural knowledge, both academically and professionally. In addition to providing information about the program to colleagues, classmates, and people in their communities, CLS Program alumni play a key role in preparing prospective applicants and finalists and serving as citizen ambassadors of their study abroad experiences.

Featured Profiles

Andrea Howard
Azerbaijani 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan
Akshayaa Chittibabu
Korean 2017
Gwangju, South Korea
John Krzyzaniak
Persian 2016
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Janet Purdy
Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania

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Lauren Sooy Indonesian 2017
Malang, Indonesia
September 21, 2020
Learning about history and architecture at Amman's Roman Theater. Nilaya Knafo Arabic 2017
Amman, Jordan
July 09, 2020
Audrey Petersen Bangla 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh
June 22, 2020
David Fields Korean 2010
Jeonju, South Korea
June 15, 2020
Rhys Leahy Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
June 08, 2020
Ezra Baker Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
June 01, 2020
Emily Cramer Arabic 2014
Meknes, Morocco
May 25, 2020
Leona Amosah Russian 2016
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
May 18, 2020
Sydney Ward Arabic 2019
Amman, Jordan
April 30, 2020
Stephanie Downing Hindi 2019
Jaipur, India
April 30, 2020
Sofia Velasquez Turkish 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan
April 30, 2020
Exploring The Residency with my language partner after an amazing "gulguppay," a traditional South Asian snack. Sarah Stackhouse Urdu 2019
Lucknow, India
April 30, 2020
Ramisa Murshed Korean 2019
Gwangju, South Korea
April 29, 2020
With host family at Kol-tor Lake Nikidrea Rey Russian 2019
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
April 29, 2020
Monique Bowie Turkish 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan
April 29, 2020
Milena Djordjevic-Kisacanin Persian 2019
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
April 29, 2020
Madeleine Rodish Arabic 2019
Tangier, Morocco
April 29, 2020
Luana Davila Arabic 2019
Meknes, Morocco
April 29, 2020
Kimber Young Chinese 2019
Dalian, China
April 29, 2020
Hiroshima Kian Thomas Japanese 2019
Okayama, Japan
April 29, 2020
Visiting the Jvari Monastery in Georgia on a cultural excursion, learning about religion and history in the Republic of Georgia Kaitlyn Johnson Russian 2019
Tbilisi, Georgia
April 29, 2020
Joy and her language tutors at Kampung Warna-Warni Joy Cariño Indonesian 2019
Malang, Indonesia
April 29, 2020
On a trip to Bada Immambara with my language partner. The Bada Immambara is a mosque complex that was built in 1784. It also has a massive maze called Bhul-bhulaiya, translating to "the labyrinth," which leads to an amazing view at the top of the Bada Immambara. Eram Mallick Urdu 2019
Lucknow, India
April 29, 2020
Eric Brink Chinese 2019
Changchun, China
April 29, 2020
Darlene Janice Nieves Cruz Korean 2019
Busan, South Korea
April 29, 2020
This photo was taken at a small Buddhist temple just outside of Tainan, which I visitied with my host mom and host brother. Conor McMahon Chinese 2019
Tainan, Taiwan
April 29, 2020
Chelsea Cervantes De Blois Azerbaijani 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan
April 29, 2020
Bridget O'Connor Japanese 2019
Okayama, Japan
April 29, 2020
Anabel Reyes-Ovalles Portuguese 2019
Florianópolis, Brazil
April 29, 2020
Every day after school, I would walk about an hour home with friends who lived in my neighborhood, passing this beautiful view of Mount Meru along the way. Alyssa Harvie Swahili 2019
Arusha, Tanzania
April 29, 2020
One of the first free weekends we had, a group of CLS students and their tutors went to the beach. I wanted a cute picture with my fabulous tutors! Aisac Marie Accad Indonesian 2019
Malang, Indonesia
April 29, 2020
Andrea Howard Azerbaijani 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan
March 17, 2020
Isabelle McRae Turkish 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
March 10, 2020
John Krzyzaniak Persian 2016
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
March 03, 2020
Lauren Chow Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
February 25, 2020
Dana Fager Japanese 2011
Kyoto, Japan
February 18, 2020
Vincent DeLaurentis Punjabi 2015
Chandigarh, India
February 11, 2020
Amy Moyer Bangla 2009
Dhaka, Bangladesh
February 04, 2020
Noah Lerner Chinese 2014
Guangzhou, China
January 30, 2020
Avan Antia Hindi 2015
Jaipur, India
January 21, 2020
Vanessa Huerta Russian 2017
Vladimir, Russia
January 21, 2020
Annisah Smith Indonesian 2016
Malang, Indonesia
January 14, 2020
Matthew Tappert Russian 2008
Tomsk, Russia
January 08, 2020
Radhika Arora Arabic 2018
Meknes, Morocco
January 02, 2020
Janet Purdy Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
December 13, 2019
Erik Hornberger Japanese 2013
Himeji, Japan
December 10, 2019
Amanda Barbour Arabic 2010
Tunis, Tunisia
December 04, 2019
Rena Wang Chinese 2018
Changchun, China
November 26, 2019
Saumya Kini Japanese 2010
Kyoto, Japan
November 22, 2019
Erin Smith (CLS Alumna, Arabic 2011) Erin Smith Arabic 2011
Amman, Jordan
November 19, 2019
Tara Lynch-Ornstein Persian 2007
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
November 11, 2019
Chelsea McGill Bangla 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh
November 06, 2019
Rachel Sider Arabic 2012
Rabat, Morocco
October 24, 2019
Jamal Russell Black Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
October 01, 2019
Simone Yuille Swahili 2018
Arusha, Tanzania
May 06, 2019
CLS Turkish participant Zoe Kemprecos and I stand with our Advanced Turkish Grammar teacher Ibrahim Yildirim inside the Azerbaijan University of Languages. Jacob Burch-Konda Turkish 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan
May 06, 2019
On the way to a weekend excursion in Kazbegi, my cohort and I stopped to take a picture and admire the view of Devil's Valley, at the Russia-Georgia Friendship Monument Tyler Le Russian 2018
Tbilisi, Georgia
May 06, 2019
Luiza Daude Laurents Russian 2018
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
May 06, 2019
This photo was taken in front of Gwanghwamun Palace during my time as an intern for the US Embassy in Seoul Ethan Jewell Korean 2018
Gwangju, South Korea
May 06, 2019
Language partners and U.S. students took a trip to Kyoto during the Gion Festival! Mahli Knutson Japanese 2018
Hikone, Japan
May 06, 2019
Reflecting in a garden at Tenryu-ji Temple while visiting Kyoto with my language partner. Jane Palomera Moore Japanese 2018
Hikone, Japan
May 06, 2019
Sarina Haryanto Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
May 06, 2019
Camille Bismonte Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
May 06, 2019
Tara Casebolt Hindi 2018
Jaipur, India
May 06, 2019
Holden Fitzgerald Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
May 06, 2019
Olivia Moffett Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
May 06, 2019
Huashan Mountain. I went with my friends Isaac, Kaijie, and Yinying. THis was the photo of the sunrise at the summit! Jason Chen Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
May 06, 2019
Naimul Chowdhury Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
May 06, 2019
Sarah Juarez Chinese 2018
Suzhou, China
May 06, 2019
Jasmine Kinkead Bangla 2018
Kolkata, India
May 06, 2019
Katherine Schmidt Azerbaijani 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan
May 06, 2019
Aasha Shaik Arabic 2018
Amman, Jordan
May 06, 2019
Heba Haleem Arabic 2018
Meknes, Morocco
May 06, 2019
Tyler Young Russian 2018
Tbilisi, Georgia
May 01, 2019
Taina Orellana Chinese 2018
Tainan, Taiwan
May 01, 2019
Emily Wood Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
April 30, 2019
Bethany Mazurek Korean 2018
Busan, South Korea
April 30, 2019
Halcyon Ruskin Azerbaijani 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan
July 23, 2018
Paula Zhang Korean 2017
Gwangju, South Korea
July 23, 2018
Troy Spier Swahili 2017
Arusha, Tanzania
July 23, 2018
Ariana Pemberton Hindi 2017
Jaipur, India
July 23, 2018
Wendy van Giezen Chinese 2017
Changchun, China
July 23, 2018
Akshayaa Chittibabu Korean 2017
Gwangju, South Korea
July 23, 2018
Jessica Garross Urdu 2017
Lucknow, India
July 23, 2018
Baltazar Hernandez Russian 2017
Vladimir, Russia
July 23, 2018
Adam Matvya Punjabi 2017
Chandigarh, India
July 23, 2018
Kerry Burgott Bangla 2017
Kolkata, India
July 23, 2018
Tristan Hilderbrand Japanese 2017
Hikone, Japan
July 23, 2018
Tucker Boyce Turkish 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan
July 23, 2018
Halina Shatravka Russian 2017
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
July 23, 2018
John Black Arabic 2017
Amman, Jordan
July 23, 2018
Leisha Guzman Torres Chinese 2017
Suzhou, China
July 23, 2018
Ethan McHugh Arabic 2017
Ibri, Oman
July 23, 2018
Kyla Harrison Arabic 2017
Ibri, Oman
July 23, 2018
Sarah Whipple Arabic 2017
Meknes, Morocco
July 23, 2018
Aaron Yang Chinese 2017
Changchun, China
July 23, 2018
Betty Nen Indonesian 2017
Malang, Indonesia
July 23, 2018
Catherine Smith Arabic 2016
Ibri, Oman
March 28, 2017
Ermida Koduah Arabic 2016
Tangier, Morocco
March 28, 2017
Sheen Atwa Arabic 2016
Tangier, Morocco
March 28, 2017
Lon Gibson Azerbaijani 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
March 28, 2017
Paige Giarmona Bangla 2016
Kolkata, India
March 28, 2017
Abena Amoakuh Chinese 2016
Dalian, China
March 28, 2017
Caitlyn Carpio Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
March 28, 2017
Jacqualine Asuquo Chinese 2016
Tainan, Taiwan
March 28, 2017
Omar Albert Chinese 2016
Changchun, China
March 28, 2017
Elizabeth Purdy Hindi 2016
Jaipur, India
March 28, 2017
Helen Jiang Indonesian 2016
Malang, Indonesia
March 28, 2017
Michael Mauer Japanese 2016
Hikone, Japan
March 28, 2017
Sonia Kim Korean 2016
Gwangju, South Korea
March 28, 2017
Morgan Burdick Punjabi 2016
Chandigarh, India
March 28, 2017
Maria Folvarska Russian 2016
Vladimir, Russia
March 28, 2017
Sabrina Hassan Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
March 28, 2017
Isabelle McRae Turkish 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
March 28, 2017
Harrison Akins Urdu 2016
Lucknow, India
March 28, 2017
Anesce Dremen Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
March 28, 2017
Marlena McDaniel Korean 2016
Gwangju, South Korea
March 28, 2017
Andy Marshall Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
March 28, 2017
Leona Amosah Russian 2016
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
March 28, 2017
Amber Barrow Chinese 2015
Dalian, China
May 03, 2016
Daniel Bromberg Persian 2015
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
May 03, 2016
Kiana Chan Chinese 2015
Beijing, China
May 03, 2016
Alessia De Vitis Punjabi 2013
Chandigarh, India
May 03, 2016
Hailey Dickson Hindi 2015
Jaipur, India
May 03, 2016
Isra Eldosougi Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
May 03, 2016
Dana Fager Japanese 2011
Kyoto, Japan
May 03, 2016
Jauhara Ferguson Arabic 2015
Ibri, Oman
May 03, 2016
Mycal Ford Chinese 2015
Xi'an, China
May 03, 2016
Patrick Harned Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
May 03, 2016
Gretta Herrin Chinese 2015
Dalian, China
May 03, 2016
Andrea Howard Azerbaijani 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan
May 03, 2016
Kirstin Johnson Korean 2014
Wonju, South Korea
May 03, 2016
Heleana Melendez Russian 2015
Vladimir, Russia
May 03, 2016
Alex Miller Indonesian 2015
Malang, Indonesia
May 03, 2016
Qimmah Najeeullah Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
May 03, 2016
Kathryn Robison Turkish 2015
Ankara, Turkey
May 03, 2016
Garik Sadovy Indonesian 2012
Malang, Indonesia
May 03, 2016
Liz Thomas Bangla 2013
Dhaka, Bangladesh
May 03, 2016
Laura Viera Korean 2015
Gwangju, South Korea
May 03, 2016
Isaiah Weaver Urdu 2015
Lucknow, India
May 03, 2016
Erin West Turkish 2015
Bursa, Turkey
May 03, 2016
Zala Ahmadzaa Urdu 2014
Lucknow, India
April 27, 2015
Zabe Shafi Turkish 2014
Bursa, Turkey
April 27, 2015
Ryan Mandado Chinese 2014
Suzhou, China
April 27, 2015
Rebecca Mueller Turkish 2014
Bursa, Turkey
April 27, 2015
Mariam Waqar Indonesian 2014
Malang, Indonesia
April 27, 2015
Madeline Ruid Turkish 2014
Ankara, Turkey
April 27, 2015
Leah Berkebile Arabic 2014
Tangier, Morocco
April 27, 2015
Kathy Kim Korean 2014
Wonju, South Korea
April 27, 2015
Kate Wallner Hindi 2013
Jaipur, India
April 27, 2015
Joshua Trinidad Japanese 2012
Kyoto, Japan
April 27, 2015
Emily Goshey Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
April 27, 2015
Dervla McDonnell Japanese 2014
Himeji, Japan
April 27, 2015
Caitlin Scholl Arabic 2014
Morocco
April 27, 2015
Benjamin Simington Hindi 2014
Jaipur, India
March 23, 2015
Belle Cheves Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
March 23, 2015
Andres Fernandez Russian 2014
Kazan, Russia
March 23, 2015
Amanda Wolfenbarger Azerbaijani 2013
Baku, Azerbaijan
March 23, 2015
Alexis Sammarco Arabic 2014
Nizwa, Oman
March 23, 2015