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Nikidrea Rey

Nikidrea Rey is an alumna of the 2019 CLS Russian program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She is working on a master’s degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations. Upon graduation spring 2020,...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 29, 2020


Monique Bowie

Monique Bowie is an alumna of the 2019 CLS Turkish program in Baku, Azerbaijan. She’s currently a senior at the University of North Texas, majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Development and Humanitarian Affairs and a minor in French and Sociology. She is planning to attend...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 29, 2020


Milena Djordjevic-Kisacanin

Milena Djordjevic-Kisacanin is an alumna of the 2019 CLS Persian program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. She’s currently an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, studying Middle Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, and Eastern European Studies. Milena plans to...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 29, 2020


Madeleine Rodish

Madeleine Rodish is an alumna of the 2019 CLS Arabic program in Tangier, Morocco. She’s currently a senior at the University of Arizona, majoring in Global Studies, Arabic, and Middle Eastern and North African Studies. After graduation, Madeleine hopes to continue her Arabic studies abroad and...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 29, 2020


Luana Davila

Luana Davila is an alumna of the 2019 CLS Arabic program in Meknes, Morocco. She’s currently working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies with a minor in Arabic at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Luana hopes to use her Arabic working in archeology in Egypt and in curation at the...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 29, 2020


Kimber Young

Kimber Young is an alumna of the 2019 CLS Chinese program in Dalian, China. She’s currently finishing an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education with a minor in Chinese Education at Utah State University and works part-time as a Chinese instructor. She hopes to work in curriculum design for...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 29, 2020


Kian Thomas

Kian Thomas is an alumnus of the 2019 CLS Japanese program in Okayama, Japan. He’s currently an undergraduate studying Business Administration at the University of Florida. He plans to become a Foreign Service Officer, utilizing his language skills to advance the global mission of the U.S....

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 29, 2020


Kaitlyn Johnson

Kaitlyn Johnson is an alumna of the 2019 CLS Russian program in Tbilisi, Georgia. She’s currently working toward a Master of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown University and is a research assistant at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Kaitlyn plans to work in government or think tanks to...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 29, 2020


Joy Cariño

Joy Cariño is an alumna of the 2019 CLS Indonesian program in Malang, Indonesia. She’s a current senior at Mississippi State University, with a major in English and a minor in Linguistics and working on a TESOL certificate. After graduating in May 2020, Joy hopes to teach English and pursue...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 29, 2020


Eric Brink

Eric Brink is an alumnus of the 2019 CLS Chinese program in Changchun, China. He is currently a senior at Grand Valley State University, where he’s majoring in Spanish with minors in Chinese and Criminal Justice. He hopes to use his language and cultural skills as well as interest in national...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 29, 2020