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Erik Hornberger

Erik Hornberger always wanted Japanese to be a part of his career, but as a busy graduate student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Kansas, there wasn't enough time to participate in semester study abroad programs. Fortunately, the CLS Program was short enough to fit Erik's...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Jessica Klink on December 10, 2019


Claremont McKenna Alum Named Schwarzman Scholar

Claremont McKenna College’s William Cullen ’19 has been awarded the prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship, a fully funded one-year master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

CLS In the Press — Shared from Claremont McKenna College News on December 10, 2019


Amanda Barbour

Amanda Barbour participated in CLS Arabic program in Tunis, Tunisia in 2010 as an undergraduate student at the University at Buffalo.

“[Participating on the CLS Program] influenced the trajectory of my study. I completed my undergraduate work shortly after my summer in CLS and eventually...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Jessica Klink on December 04, 2019


Rena Wang

“Language is so much more than the ability to communicate. It’s the ability to understand the thoughts, values and culture of others. Language overcomes barriers, opens up our minds to new perspectives and allows us to empathize and realize our shared humanity.”

Rena uses Chinese every...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Jessica Klink on November 26, 2019


The CLS Program at the Annual ACTFL Conference

The 2019 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages kicked off this week in Washington, D.C. and staff from the CLS Program were there to meet with our colleagues and alumni from across the United States, and all over the world. The...

Program News — Posted by Andrew McCullough on November 22, 2019


Saumya Kini

Saumya Kini is an alumna of the first CLS Japanese Program in 2010 and is a current Fulbright fellow living in Okayama, Japan. She participated in the program as a junior at the University of Oregon, where she studied architecture and Japanese.

"CLS was really instrumental to me for...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Jackie Albright on November 22, 2019


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