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