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2020 Finalists and Alternates

Congratulations to the finalists and alternates for the 2020 CLS Program, representing students from 306 institutions across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico! Although the summer 2020 program has been suspended, we applaud the commitment of the students who prepared...

Program News — Posted by Andrew McCullough on May 01, 2020


Sydney Ward

Sydney Ward is an alumna of the 2019 CLS Arabic program in Amman, Jordan. She’s a recent graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in International Studies and Near East Studies. She currently works at Trader Joe’s while she considers her career options, and hopes to use her Arabic...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 30, 2020


Stephanie Downing

Stephanie Downing is an alumna of the 2019 CLS Hindi program in Jaipur, India. She’s a recent graduate of Marymount University with an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and minor in Forensic and Criminal Investigations. She currently works in law enforcement in Washington, D.C. In her...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 30, 2020


Sofia Velasquez

Sofia Velasquez is an alumna of the 2019 CLS Turkish program in Baku, Azerbaijan. She recently graduated from Portland State University, having majored in women’s studies and minored in communication studies. She now works for the Oregon State Bar, where she serves as a member of the Advisory...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 30, 2020


Sarah Stackhouse

Sarah Stackhouse is an alumna of the 2019 CLS Urdu program in Lucknow, India. She’s currently studying Digital Marketing at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and works as an international admissions counselor for a branch campus of the University of Wisconsin. She completed additional...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Liz Sinclair on April 30, 2020


Ramisa Murshed

Ramisa Murshed is an alumna of the 2019 CLS Korean program in Gwangju, South Korea. She’s finishing her junior year at Barnard College, where she majors in Computer Science and minors in East Asian Studies. She plans to study abroad again in South Korea to continue strengthening her language...

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


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