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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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Radhika Arora Arabic 2018
Meknes, Morocco
Madeleine Rodish Arabic 2019
Tangier, Morocco
Chelsea Cervantes De Blois Azerbaijani 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan
Halcyon Ruskin Azerbaijani 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan
Erin West Turkish 2015
Bursa, Turkey
Ezra Baker Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Amanda Wolfenbarger Azerbaijani 2013
Baku, Azerbaijan
Jacqualine Asuquo Chinese 2016
Tainan, Taiwan
Baltazar Hernandez Russian 2017
Vladimir, Russia
Imani Everett Korean 2020
Gwangju, South Korea
Aditya Namjoshi Urdu 2021
Lucknow, India
Rhys Leahy Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Belle Cheves Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Dana Fager Japanese 2011
Kyoto, Japan
Eric Brink Chinese 2019
Changchun, China
Maria Folvarska Russian 2016
Vladimir, Russia
Erin Smith Arabic 2011
Amman, Jordan
Holden Fitzgerald Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Ryan Mandado Chinese 2014
Suzhou, China
Erin Matson Hindi 2007
Jaipur, India
Paige Giarmona Bangla 2016
Kolkata, India
Aisac Marie Accad Indonesian 2019
Malang, Indonesia
Jacob Burch-Konda Turkish 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan
Nilaya Knafo Arabic 2017
Amman, Jordan
Sarah Whipple Arabic 2017
Meknes, Morocco
Kirstin Johnson Korean 2014
Wonju, South Korea
Jamal Russell Black Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
Chelsea McGill Bangla 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Luiza Daude Laurents Russian 2018
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Tara Casebolt Hindi 2018
Jaipur, India
Abigail Hawkins Arabic 2020
Muscat, Oman
Noah Lerner Chinese 2014
Guangzhou, China
Avan Antia Hindi 2015
Jaipur, India
Aarzu Maknojia Urdu 2018
Lucknow, India
Omar Albert Chinese 2016
Changchun, China
Joshua Trinidad Japanese 2012
Kyoto, Japan
Amanda Barbour Arabic 2010
Tunis, Tunisia
Wendy van Giezen Chinese 2017
Changchun, China
Michael Mauer Japanese 2016
Hikone, Japan
Joy Cariño Indonesian 2019
Malang, Indonesia
Kate Wallner Hindi 2013
Jaipur, India
Matthew Tappert Russian 2008
Tomsk, Russia
Eileen Calub Turkish 2020
Ankara, Turkey
Simone Yuille Swahili 2018
Arusha, Tanzania
Emily Goshey Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Daniel Rothberg Russian 2020
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Mariam Waqar Indonesian 2014
Malang, Indonesia
Daniel Bromberg Persian 2015
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Vanessa Huerta Russian 2017
Vladimir, Russia
Jane Palomera Moore Japanese 2018
Hikone, Japan
Rachel Sider Arabic 2012
Rabat, Morocco
Mahli Knutson Japanese 2018
Hikone, Japan
Alex Miller Indonesian 2015
Malang, Indonesia
Francesca Bagala Russian 2021
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Ethan McHugh Arabic 2017
Ibri, Oman
Laura Sanchez Chinese 2018
Dalian
Kerry Burgott Bangla 2017
Kolkata, India
Ethan Jewell Korean 2018
Gwangju, South Korea
Shabbir Abbas Persian 2020
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Adam Matvya Punjabi 2017
Chandigarh, India
Akshayaa Chittibabu Korean 2017
Gwangju, South Korea
Conor McMahon Chinese 2019
Tainan, Taiwan
Emily Cramer Arabic 2014
Meknes, Morocco
Monique Bowie Turkish 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan
Janet Purdy Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
Saumya Kini Japanese 2010
Kyoto, Japan
Sarah Stackhouse Urdu 2019
Lucknow, India
Ermida Koduah Arabic 2016
Tangier, Morocco
Anabel Reyes-Ovalles Portuguese 2019
Florianópolis, Brazil
Isabelle McRae Turkish 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
Alyssa Harvie Swahili 2019
Arusha, Tanzania
Ramisa Murshed Korean 2019
Gwangju, South Korea
Kiana Chan Chinese 2015
Beijing, China
Abiodun Adeoye Swahili 2020
Arusha, Tanzania
Madeline Ruid Turkish 2014
Ankara, Turkey
Andrea Howard Azerbaijani 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan
Liz Thomas Bangla 2013
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Helen Jiang Indonesian 2016
Malang, Indonesia
Olivia Moffett Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
John Krzyzaniak Persian 2016
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Jason Chen Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Audrey Petersen Bangla 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Darlene Janice Nieves Cruz Korean 2019
Busan, South Korea
Kathy Kim Korean 2014
Wonju, South Korea
Maya Best Bangla 2020
Kolkata, India
Max Courval Portuguese 2021
Florianópolis, Brazil
Garik Sadovy Indonesian 2012
Malang, Indonesia
Julie Emory Japanese 2020
Okayama, Japan
Sarah Juarez Chinese 2018
Suzhou, China
Preston Semenuk Chinese 2020
Tainan, Taiwan
Nikidrea Rey Russian 2019
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Anesce Dremen Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
Camille Bismonte Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Alexis Sammarco Arabic 2014
Nizwa, Oman
Katherine Schmidt Azerbaijani 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan
Isabelle McRae Turkish 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
Qimmah Najeeullah Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Evalyn Knowles Portuguese 2021
Florianopolis, Brazil
Rena Wang Chinese 2018
Changchun, China
Andy Marshall Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
Bridget Seghers Swahili 2021
Arusha, Tanzania
Kian Thomas Japanese 2019
Okayama, Japan
Tyler Young Russian 2018
Tbilisi, Georgia
Tristan Hilderbrand Japanese 2017
Hikone, Japan
Lauren Palmieri Turkish 2021
Bursa, Turkey
Mycal Ford Chinese 2015
Xi'an, China
Alexandra Dionisi Indonesian 2021
Malang, Indonesia
Lauren Sobran Persian 2021
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Annisah Smith Indonesian 2016
Malang, Indonesia
Leah Berkebile Arabic 2014
Tangier, Morocco
Marcus Dunn Korean 2011
Jeonju
Sofia Velasquez Turkish 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan
Emily Wood Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
John Black Arabic 2017
Amman, Jordan
Manmeet Pelia Punjabi 2021
Chandigarh, India
Elizabeth Purdy Hindi 2016
Jaipur, India
Lon Gibson Azerbaijani 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
Kathryn Robison Turkish 2015
Ankara, Turkey
Marlena McDaniel Korean 2016
Gwangju, South Korea
Caitlin Scholl Arabic 2014
Morocco
Laura Viera Korean 2015
Gwangju, South Korea
Leisha Guzman Torres Chinese 2017
Suzhou, China
Dervla McDonnell Japanese 2014
Himeji, Japan
Kyla Harrison Arabic 2017
Ibri, Oman
Xavier Evans Chinese 2021
Tainan, Taiwan
Amber Barrow Chinese 2015
Dalian, China
Eram Mallick Urdu 2019
Lucknow, India
Bridget O'Connor Japanese 2019
Okayama, Japan
Kaitlyn Johnson Russian 2019
Tbilisi, Georgia
Nayla Huq Indonesian 2021
Malang, Indonesia
Taina Orellana Chinese 2018
Tainan, Taiwan
Clara Sherwood Arabic 2020
Meknes, Morocco
Tucker Boyce Turkish 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan
Cynthia Johnson Korean 2021
Gwangju, South Korea
Zabe Shafi Turkish 2014
Bursa, Turkey
Max Courval Portuguese 2020
Florianópolis, Brazil
Patrick Harned Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Sonia Kim Korean 2016
Gwangju, South Korea
Kimber Young Chinese 2019
Dalian, China
Tima Dasouki Turkish 2020
Bursa, Turkey
Milena Djordjevic-Kisacanin Persian 2019
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Vanessa Rogers-Wright Korean 2021
Gwangju, South Korea
Leona Amosah Russian 2016
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Aasha Shaik Arabic 2018
Amman, Jordan
Halina Shatravka Russian 2017
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Caitlyn Carpio Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
Leona Amosah Russian 2016
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Abdul Sanderson Russian 2021
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Stephanie Downing Hindi 2019
Jaipur, India
Betty Nen Indonesian 2017
Malang, Indonesia
Sarah Schlosser Hindi 2021
Jaipur, India
Vincent DeLaurentis Punjabi 2015
Chandigarh, India
Patrick Thompson Chinese 2020
Dalian, China
Benjamin Simington Hindi 2014
Jaipur, India
Isaiah Weaver Urdu 2015
Lucknow, India
Mushfequr Rahman Urdu 2021
Lucknow, India
Gretta Herrin Chinese 2015
Dalian, China
Lauren Sooy Indonesian 2017
Malang, Indonesia
Tyler Le Russian 2018
Tbilisi, Georgia
Mark Haver Indonesian 2018
Malang
Heba Haleem Arabic 2018
Meknes, Morocco
Isra Eldosougi Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Luana Davila Arabic 2019
Meknes, Morocco
Abena Amoakuh Chinese 2016
Dalian, China
Dana Fager Japanese 2011
Kyoto, Japan
Tara Lynch-Ornstein Persian 2007
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Erik Hornberger Japanese 2013
Himeji, Japan
Morgan Burdick Punjabi 2016
Chandigarh, India
Ariana Pemberton Hindi 2017
Jaipur, India
Jasmine Kinkead Bangla 2018
Kolkata, India
Aaron Yang Chinese 2017
Changchun, China
Naimul Chowdhury Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Abigail Hawkins Arabic 2021
Meknes, Morocco
Jayden Thomas Japanese 2021
Okayama, Japan
Andres Fernandez Russian 2014
Kazan, Russia
David Fields Korean 2010
Jeonju, South Korea
Ramil Mercado Indonesian 2020
Malang, Indonesia
Sasha DeLellis Russian 2021
Vladmir, Russia
Sam Ramtin Arabic 2021
Morocco
Olivia Truesdale Korean 2020
Gwangju, South Korea
Catherine Smith Arabic 2016
Ibri, Oman
Harrison Akins Urdu 2016
Lucknow, India
Andrea Howard Azerbaijani 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan
Sheen Atwa Arabic 2016
Tangier, Morocco
Zala Ahmadzaa Urdu 2014
Lucknow, India
Bethany Mazurek Korean 2018
Busan, South Korea
Sabrina Hassan Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
Heleana Melendez Russian 2015
Vladimir, Russia
Jauhara Ferguson Arabic 2015
Ibri, Oman
Rebecca Mueller Turkish 2014
Bursa, Turkey
Sydney Ward Arabic 2019
Amman, Jordan
Hailey Dickson Hindi 2015
Jaipur, India
Troy Spier Swahili 2017
Arusha, Tanzania
Lauren Chow Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Sarina Haryanto Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Jessica Garross Urdu 2017
Lucknow, India
Alessia De Vitis Punjabi 2013
Chandigarh, India
Isabel Miramontes Arabic 2021
Meknes, Morocco
Liz George Hindi 2020
Jaipur, India
Amy Moyer Bangla 2009
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Paula Zhang Korean 2017
Gwangju, South Korea