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Standout Sophomore: Meghan Murphy

This summer, Murphy will spend eight weeks in Taiwan, taking an intensive Chinese language program and living with a host family.


Jauhara Ferguson

Jauhara Ferguson is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Arabic program in Ibri, Oman. She is from Atlanta, Georgia, but is currently studying abroad in China; she is a third-year International Studies major and Religious Studies minor at Spelman College. When she isn’t working on becoming trilingual, she loves traveling, riding horses, listening to music, baking, reading, and meeting people, as well as sing...


Qimmah Najeeullah

Qimmah Najeeullah is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Arabic program in Madaba, Jordan. She grew up in Maryland in a multi-ethnic Muslim home, so global citizenship has always been a basic value of her life. She is currently the Program Manager / SEVIS Coordinator in the Division of International Affairs at Morgan State University. When she is not traveling the world (she has been to 26 countries), she i...


Amber Barrow

Amber Barrow is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Chinese program in Dalian, China. She is originally from Opelousas, Louisiana, but spent her childhood in Houston, Texas; she is currently a junior at Syracuse University, where she studies neuroscience and biology. When she’s not doing research and preparing for medical school, she does ballet and binge-watches Korean dramas. Why Chinese? ...


Mycal Ford

Mycal Ford is an alumnus of the 2015 CLS Chinese program in Xi’an, China. He is the first of his family to graduate from college and pursue a Master’s; he is studying global governance, politics, and security at American University’s School of International Service. He has been a Fulbright ETA in Taiwan and is currently a Boren Fellow in China and a 100K Strong Foundation Student Ambassador. He on...


Kathryn Robison

Kathryn (Kat) Robison is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Turkish program in Ankara, Turkey. She is from Raleigh, North Carolina, and is currently a Ph.D. student and graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama. (Her college basketball team loyalty is split between UNC and her alma mater, the University of Arizona.) When she’s not insanely busy with her...


Daniel Bromberg

Daniel Bromberg is an alumnus of the 2015 CLS Persian program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. He is currently a Fulbright Research Fellow at Maastricht University; he will graduate this year with a Master of Science in Public Health and plans to work for a few years in global health and development before going for his next degree. He’s a Bostonian at heart, and his fondest childhood memories are about s...


Patrick Harned

Patrick Harned is an alumnus of the 2015 CLS Arabic program in Madaba, Jordan. He is a first year graduate student in Global Policy Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Policy, a school of the University of Texas at Austin. He volunteers as an ESL teacher. In addition to Arabic, he has studied Classical Greek, Latin, French, German, and Japanese; he’s curren...