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