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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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Lon Gibson Azerbaijani 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
Leah Berkebile Arabic 2014
Tangier, Morocco
Erin Smith Arabic 2011
Amman, Jordan
Simone Yuille Swahili 2018
Arusha, Tanzania
Paula Zhang Korean 2017
Gwangju, South Korea
Zala Ahmadzaa Urdu 2014
Lucknow, India
Harrison Akins Urdu 2016
Lucknow, India
Madeline Ruid Turkish 2014
Ankara, Turkey
Akshayaa Chittibabu Korean 2017
Gwangju, South Korea
Katherine Schmidt Azerbaijani 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan
Tara Casebolt Hindi 2018
Jaipur, India
John Black Arabic 2017
Amman, Jordan
Amanda Barbour Arabic 2010
Tunis, Tunisia
Taina Orellana Chinese 2018
Tainan, Taiwan
Rebecca Mueller Turkish 2014
Bursa, Turkey
Aaron Yang Chinese 2017
Changchun, China
Ethan McHugh Arabic 2017
Ibri, Oman
Alessia De Vitis Punjabi 2013
Chandigarh, India
Maria Folvarska Russian 2016
Vladimir, Russia
Tyler Le Russian 2018
Tbilisi, Georgia
Sarina Haryanto Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Bethany Mazurek Korean 2018
Busan, South Korea
Isaiah Weaver Urdu 2015
Lucknow, India
Daniel Bromberg Persian 2015
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Jacqualine Asuquo Chinese 2016
Tainan, Taiwan
Sarah Juarez Chinese 2018
Suzhou, China
Radhika Arora Arabic 2018
Meknes, Morocco
Ethan Jewell Korean 2018
Gwangju, South Korea
Halina Shatravka Russian 2017
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Sheen Atwa Arabic 2016
Tangier, Morocco
Kerry Burgott Bangla 2017
Kolkata, India
Heleana Melendez Russian 2015
Vladimir, Russia
Holden Fitzgerald Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Olivia Moffett Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Laura Viera Korean 2015
Gwangju, South Korea
Kate Wallner Hindi 2013
Jaipur, India
Helen Jiang Indonesian 2016
Malang, Indonesia
Rena Wang Chinese 2018
Changchun, China
Elizabeth Purdy Hindi 2016
Jaipur, India
Tucker Boyce Turkish 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan
Jacob Burch-Konda Turkish 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan
Mariam Waqar Indonesian 2014
Malang, Indonesia
Garik Sadovy Indonesian 2012
Malang, Indonesia
Sabrina Hassan Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
Aasha Shaik Arabic 2018
Amman, Jordan
Amber Barrow Chinese 2015
Dalian, China
Jasmine Kinkead Bangla 2018
Kolkata, India
Alexis Sammarco Arabic 2014
Nizwa, Oman
Jamal Russell Black Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
Jauhara Ferguson Arabic 2015
Ibri, Oman
Ermida Koduah Arabic 2016
Tangier, Morocco
Annisah Smith Indonesian 2016
Malang, Indonesia
Jessica Garross Urdu 2017
Lucknow, India
Erik Hornberger Japanese 2013
Himeji, Japan
Tyler Young Russian 2018
Tbilisi, Georgia
Sonia Kim Korean 2016
Gwangju, South Korea
Omar Albert Chinese 2016
Changchun, China
Kathy Kim Korean 2014
Wonju, South Korea
Patrick Harned Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Baltazar Hernandez Russian 2017
Vladimir, Russia
Tristan Hilderbrand Japanese 2017
Hikone, Japan
Abena Amoakuh Chinese 2016
Dalian, China
Anesce Dremen Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
Michael Mauer Japanese 2016
Hikone, Japan
Morgan Burdick Punjabi 2016
Chandigarh, India
Catherine Smith Arabic 2016
Ibri, Oman
Caitlyn Carpio Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
Paige Giarmona Bangla 2016
Kolkata, India
Alex Miller Indonesian 2015
Malang, Indonesia
Kirstin Johnson Korean 2014
Wonju, South Korea
Chelsea McGill Bangla 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Halcyon Ruskin Azerbaijani 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan
Avan Antia Hindi 2015
Jaipur, India
Belle Cheves Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Luiza Daude Laurents Russian 2018
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Jason Chen Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Isra Eldosougi Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Jane Palomera Moore Japanese 2018
Hikone, Japan
Dana Fager Japanese 2011
Kyoto, Japan
Troy Spier Swahili 2017
Arusha, Tanzania
Andy Marshall Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
Saumya Kini Japanese 2010
Kyoto, Japan
Mycal Ford Chinese 2015
Xi'an, China
Rachel Sider Arabic 2012
Rabat, Morocco
Naimul Chowdhury Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Ryan Mandado Chinese 2014
Suzhou, China
Betty Nen Indonesian 2017
Malang, Indonesia
Mahli Knutson Japanese 2018
Hikone, Japan
Janet Purdy Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
Dervla McDonnell Japanese 2014
Himeji, Japan
Tara Lynch-Ornstein Persian 2007
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Andrea Howard Azerbaijani 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan
Gretta Herrin Chinese 2015
Dalian, China
Kathryn Robison Turkish 2015
Ankara, Turkey
Marlena McDaniel Korean 2016
Gwangju, South Korea
Matthew Tappert Russian 2008
Tomsk, Russia
Amanda Wolfenbarger Azerbaijani 2013
Baku, Azerbaijan
Hailey Dickson Hindi 2015
Jaipur, India
Emily Goshey Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Kyla Harrison Arabic 2017
Ibri, Oman
Qimmah Najeeullah Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Adam Matvya Punjabi 2017
Chandigarh, India
Leisha Guzman Torres Chinese 2017
Suzhou, China
Camille Bismonte Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Leona Amosah Russian 2016
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Caitlin Scholl Arabic 2014
Morocco
Kiana Chan Chinese 2015
Beijing, China
Sarah Whipple Arabic 2017
Meknes, Morocco
Benjamin Simington Hindi 2014
Jaipur, India
Joshua Trinidad Japanese 2012
Kyoto, Japan
Heba Haleem Arabic 2018
Meknes, Morocco
Emily Wood Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Isabelle McRae Turkish 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
Erin West Turkish 2015
Bursa, Turkey
Ariana Pemberton Hindi 2017
Jaipur, India
Andres Fernandez Russian 2014
Kazan, Russia
Liz Thomas Bangla 2013
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Wendy van Giezen Chinese 2017
Changchun, China
Zabe Shafi Turkish 2014
Bursa, Turkey