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Erin Smith

“I never would have predicted the career I’m in today. CLS helped to put me in the circles I needed to be in for it to fall into place.”

As an undergraduate student at North Park University, Erin Smith studied music, but also chose to focus on courses on subjects that interested her...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Jessica Klink on November 19, 2019


Building bridges from OSU to Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan might not be a familiar country to many Americans aside from, perhaps, political junkies and geography buffs, but for Oklahoma State students it will soon feel much closer.

CLS In the Press — Shared from The O'Colly on November 18, 2019


Podcast Seeks Greater Understanding Between Appalachia and Arab World

People on the outside looking in often misunderstand Appalachia’s cultural ways and traditions. Those same attitudes are often leveled at people from the Middle East. The new student podcast Sandstone, by Clara Haizlett, seeks to introduce people from both cultures, with the aim of developing greater understanding between them.

CLS In the Press — Shared from WV Public Broadcasting on November 15, 2019


Appalachian Faces: Clara Haizlett Connects Appalachia and Arabia

Clara Haizlett (Arabic 2017) received funding through the Alumni Development Fund to start a podcast project called the “Sandstone Podcast,” which is designed to provide an accessible educational source of information about the Middle East for her fellow West Virginians and which explores connections between those living in Appalachia and the Arab world.

CLS In the Press — Shared from expatalachians on November 15, 2019


AC Insights: Being Black In

CLS Alumna Ermida Koduah (Arabic 2016) and her cousin Jasmine Oduro are interviewed about their blogging project "Being Black In," a platform created for black travelers to freely share tips, lessons and personal experiences abroad.

CLS In the Press — Shared from American Councils for International Education on November 12, 2019