News and Stories

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


Tara Lynch-Ornstein

“CLS equipped me with valuable experience and knowledge that I continue to use in my work every day. Participating in the CLS Program opened many doors to incredible professional opportunities that enable me to apply the experience I gained in Tajikistan to global health research and service...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Jessica Klink on November 11, 2019


The Power of Sport as Public Diplomacy

Former Olympian and CLS Alumna Siobhan Heekin-Canedy (Russian 2016) writes about the importance of sports diplomacy in the context of the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

CLS In the Press — Shared from The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs on November 06, 2019


Video: Host Families

Host families and roommates are one of the most important elements of the CLS Program. They help enhance students’ language acquisition and cultural adaptation, and give students the opportunity to practice speaking in a comfortable environment. More than anything, alumni describe the...

Program News — Posted by Syejeong Kim on November 06, 2019


Video: A Day in the Life of a CLS Participant

Every day on the CLS Program brings new challenges and rewards! Listen to the stories of CLS Program alumni Camille, Cheyenne, Elinor, Jacqueline and Tucker, as they talk us through a day in the life of a participant.

Program News — Posted by Syejeong Kim on November 06, 2019