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Alumni

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.

Alumni Profiles

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Simone Yuille Swahili 2018
Arusha, Tanzania
Audrey Petersen Bangla 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Sarina Haryanto Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Lauren Sooy Indonesian 2017
Malang, Indonesia
Olivia Moffett Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Lauren Chow Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Anesce Dremen Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
Daniel Bromberg Persian 2015
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Jacob Burch-Konda Turkish 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan
Madeleine Rodish Arabic 2019
Tangier, Morocco
Abena Amoakuh Chinese 2016
Dalian, China
Adam Matvya Punjabi 2017
Chandigarh, India
John Black Arabic 2017
Amman, Jordan
Lon Gibson Azerbaijani 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
Madeline Ruid Turkish 2014
Ankara, Turkey
Sofia Velasquez Turkish 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan
Milena Djordjevic-Kisacanin Persian 2019
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Emily Goshey Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Andy Marshall Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
Helen Jiang Indonesian 2016
Malang, Indonesia
Rena Wang Chinese 2018
Changchun, China
Kerry Burgott Bangla 2017
Kolkata, India
Harrison Akins Urdu 2016
Lucknow, India
Paula Zhang Korean 2017
Gwangju, South Korea
Tara Casebolt Hindi 2018
Jaipur, India
Amanda Barbour Arabic 2010
Tunis, Tunisia
Omar Albert Chinese 2016
Changchun, China
Mycal Ford Chinese 2015
Xi'an, China
Jauhara Ferguson Arabic 2015
Ibri, Oman
Halcyon Ruskin Azerbaijani 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan
Maria Folvarska Russian 2016
Vladimir, Russia
Sheen Atwa Arabic 2016
Tangier, Morocco
Matthew Tappert Russian 2008
Tomsk, Russia
Troy Spier Swahili 2017
Arusha, Tanzania
Nilaya Knafo Arabic 2017
Amman, Jordan
Alessia De Vitis Punjabi 2013
Chandigarh, India
Isabelle McRae Turkish 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
Monique Bowie Turkish 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan
Rhys Leahy Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Jessica Garross Urdu 2017
Lucknow, India
Dana Fager Japanese 2011
Kyoto, Japan
Vincent DeLaurentis Punjabi 2015
Chandigarh, India
Sarah Juarez Chinese 2018
Suzhou, China
Kate Wallner Hindi 2013
Jaipur, India
Halina Shatravka Russian 2017
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Catherine Smith Arabic 2016
Ibri, Oman
Amanda Wolfenbarger Azerbaijani 2013
Baku, Azerbaijan
Tyler Young Russian 2018
Tbilisi, Georgia
Patrick Harned Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Isabelle McRae Turkish 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
Eram Mallick Urdu 2019
Lucknow, India
Joy Cariño Indonesian 2019
Malang, Indonesia
Elizabeth Purdy Hindi 2016
Jaipur, India
Rachel Sider Arabic 2012
Rabat, Morocco
Andrea Howard Azerbaijani 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan
Chelsea Cervantes De Blois Azerbaijani 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan
Emily Wood Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Tyler Le Russian 2018
Tbilisi, Georgia
Ryan Mandado Chinese 2014
Suzhou, China
Jamal Russell Black Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
Ezra Baker Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Janet Purdy Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
Rebecca Mueller Turkish 2014
Bursa, Turkey
Ethan Jewell Korean 2018
Gwangju, South Korea
Noah Lerner Chinese 2014
Guangzhou, China
Tristan Hilderbrand Japanese 2017
Hikone, Japan
Sydney Ward Arabic 2019
Amman, Jordan
Belle Cheves Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Jasmine Kinkead Bangla 2018
Kolkata, India
Taina Orellana Chinese 2018
Tainan, Taiwan
Radhika Arora Arabic 2018
Meknes, Morocco
Kiana Chan Chinese 2015
Beijing, China
Jacqualine Asuquo Chinese 2016
Tainan, Taiwan
Ariana Pemberton Hindi 2017
Jaipur, India
Erik Hornberger Japanese 2013
Himeji, Japan
Heleana Melendez Russian 2015
Vladimir, Russia
Alexis Sammarco Arabic 2014
Nizwa, Oman
Anabel Reyes-Ovalles Portuguese 2019
Florianópolis, Brazil
Alex Miller Indonesian 2015
Malang, Indonesia
Joshua Trinidad Japanese 2012
Kyoto, Japan
Hailey Dickson Hindi 2015
Jaipur, India
Eric Brink Chinese 2019
Changchun, China
Katherine Schmidt Azerbaijani 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan
Jane Palomera Moore Japanese 2018
Hikone, Japan
Mariam Waqar Indonesian 2014
Malang, Indonesia
Laura Viera Korean 2015
Gwangju, South Korea
Zabe Shafi Turkish 2014
Bursa, Turkey
Sonia Kim Korean 2016
Gwangju, South Korea
Kimber Young Chinese 2019
Dalian, China
Erin West Turkish 2015
Bursa, Turkey
Kathryn Robison Turkish 2015
Ankara, Turkey
Jason Chen Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Michael Mauer Japanese 2016
Hikone, Japan
Marcus Dunn
Ermida Koduah Arabic 2016
Tangier, Morocco
Holden Fitzgerald Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Benjamin Simington Hindi 2014
Jaipur, India
Amber Barrow Chinese 2015
Dalian, China
Aaron Yang Chinese 2017
Changchun, China
Leona Amosah Russian 2016
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Leah Berkebile Arabic 2014
Tangier, Morocco
Leisha Guzman Torres Chinese 2017
Suzhou, China
Dervla McDonnell Japanese 2014
Himeji, Japan
Kirstin Johnson Korean 2014
Wonju, South Korea
Zala Ahmadzaa Urdu 2014
Lucknow, India
Kian Thomas Japanese 2019
Okayama, Japan
Kathy Kim Korean 2014
Wonju, South Korea
Caitlin Scholl Arabic 2014
Morocco
Vanessa Huerta Russian 2017
Vladimir, Russia
Tucker Boyce Turkish 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan
Kyla Harrison Arabic 2017
Ibri, Oman
David Fields Korean 2010
Jeonju, South Korea
Nikidrea Rey Russian 2019
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Garik Sadovy Indonesian 2012
Malang, Indonesia
Baltazar Hernandez Russian 2017
Vladimir, Russia
Caitlyn Carpio Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
John Krzyzaniak Persian 2016
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Luana Davila Arabic 2019
Meknes, Morocco
Akshayaa Chittibabu Korean 2017
Gwangju, South Korea
Sarah Whipple Arabic 2017
Meknes, Morocco
Conor McMahon Chinese 2019
Tainan, Taiwan
Darlene Janice Nieves Cruz Korean 2019
Busan, South Korea
Camille Bismonte Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Betty Nen Indonesian 2017
Malang, Indonesia
Aasha Shaik Arabic 2018
Amman, Jordan
Avan Antia Hindi 2015
Jaipur, India
Erin Smith Arabic 2011
Amman, Jordan
Sarah Stackhouse Urdu 2019
Lucknow, India
Bethany Mazurek Korean 2018
Busan, South Korea
Alyssa Harvie Swahili 2019
Arusha, Tanzania
Isaiah Weaver Urdu 2015
Lucknow, India
Wendy van Giezen Chinese 2017
Changchun, China
Andres Fernandez Russian 2014
Kazan, Russia
Annisah Smith Indonesian 2016
Malang, Indonesia
Marlena McDaniel Korean 2016
Gwangju, South Korea
Paige Giarmona Bangla 2016
Kolkata, India
Chelsea McGill Bangla 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Aisac Marie Accad Indonesian 2019
Malang, Indonesia
Leona Amosah Russian 2016
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Andrea Howard Azerbaijani 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan
Luiza Daude Laurents Russian 2018
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Kaitlyn Johnson Russian 2019
Tbilisi, Georgia
Amy Moyer Bangla 2009
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ethan McHugh Arabic 2017
Ibri, Oman
Stephanie Downing Hindi 2019
Jaipur, India
Mahli Knutson Japanese 2018
Hikone, Japan
Sabrina Hassan Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
Liz Thomas Bangla 2013
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Isra Eldosougi Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Gretta Herrin Chinese 2015
Dalian, China
Saumya Kini Japanese 2010
Kyoto, Japan
Morgan Burdick Punjabi 2016
Chandigarh, India
Dana Fager Japanese 2011
Kyoto, Japan
Heba Haleem Arabic 2018
Meknes, Morocco
Bridget O'Connor Japanese 2019
Okayama, Japan
Naimul Chowdhury Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Emily Cramer Arabic 2014
Meknes, Morocco
Tara Lynch-Ornstein Persian 2007
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Ramisa Murshed Korean 2019
Gwangju, South Korea
Qimmah Najeeullah Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan