The learning process doesn’t end when CLS Program participants complete their time on the CLS Program. Participating in an intensive program often promotes growth not just in language proficiency, but in myriad other transferable skills and personal development. During the post-program phase, scholars often benefit from opportunities to continue commitment to the language and to process all that they learned while on the program.
We offer resources to alumni eager to integrate their CLS experiences back into their personal, academic, and professional lives. Because returnees often find different resources beneficial at different times post program, and it can take months and years to fully realize the effects of an experiential education opportunity such as the CLS Program, we encourage alumni to revisit these resources in the months and years after completing the program.
Download and read the CLS Alumni Handbook, which is relevant to all recent alumni, covers strategies for staying connected to the program and language learning, going abroad, career development, talking about the program to others, and a workbook with reflection activities.
For alumni of in-person programs who are returning to the United States after being abroad, the supplemental Re-entry Guide will be helpful.