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