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