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Aarzu Maknojia

Reflecting on the ways in which her South Asian heritage intersected with her experience on the CLS Program, Aarzu Maknojia (Urdu 2018) said, “Learning Urdu in Lucknow as a heritage speaker was a challenging experience. There was a constant hum of being ‘too Indian’ to enjoy the benefits of an...

Alumni Profile — Posted by Liz Sinclair on May 20, 2021


A Taste of China

When her Critical Language Scholarship to China went virtual because of COVID, Maria Kisker (Chinese 2020) got a six-week sampler of the country and its language through her computer screen.

CLS in the Press — Posted by Liz Sinclair on May 11, 2021


Eileen Calub

Eileen Calub is an alumna of the 2020 CLS Turkish virtual institute hosted by TÖMER Institute in Ankara, Turkey. She’s currently studying linguistics and international studies at the University of Florida, with plans to graduate in 2022 with her bachelor’s degree.

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Alumni Profile — Posted by Liz Sinclair on May 10, 2021


Julie Emory

Julie Emory is an alumna of the 2020 CLS Japanese virtual institute hosted by Okayama University in Okayama, Japan. She is a second year master’s student in international studies at the University of Washington, Seattle and has a bachelor’s degree in history and national security studies from...

Alumni Profile — Posted by Liz Sinclair on May 10, 2021


Tima Dasouki

Tima Dasouki is an alumna of the 2020 CLS Turkish virtual institute hosted by TÖMER Institute in Bursa, Turkey. She’s a current undergraduate student at Boston University, where she studies international relations and Middle East North African Studies in the Pardee School of Global Studies. She...

Alumni Profile — Posted by Liz Sinclair on May 10, 2021


Max Courval

Max Courval is an alumnus of the 2020 CLS Portuguese virtual institute hosted by University of the South of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil. He graduated in May 2020 from Arizona State University, where he majored in geography with minors in Spanish and urban planning as well as...

Alumni Profile — Posted by Liz Sinclair on May 10, 2021


Abiodun Adeoye

Abiodun Adeoye is an alumnus of the 2020 CLS Swahili virtual institute hosted by MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation in Arusha, Tanzania. He’s a 2020 graduate of Salisbury University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in history and political science, and a 2021 Summer Fellow at...

Alumni Profile — Posted by Liz Sinclair on May 10, 2021


Abigail Hawkins

Abigail Hawkins is an alumna of the 2020 CLS Arabic Virtual Institute hosted by Noor Majan Arabic Institute in Muscat, Oman. She’s currently a junior at George Mason University studying global affairs and Arabic planning to graduate in 2022. She plans to use her Arabic language skills in a...

Alumni Profile — Posted by Liz Sinclair on May 10, 2021