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Rana Yelen

Rana Yelen is an alumna of the 2022 CLS Korean Program hosted by Pusan National University (PNU) in Busan, South Korea. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Central Arkansas majoring in Biology and studying on the pre-dental track. In the future, Rana plans to collaborate with the …

Alumni Profile — April 28, 2023

Libby Pollak

Libby Pollak is an alumna of the 2022 CLS Turkish Program hosted by TÖMER Institute in Ankara, Turkey. Libby is an undergraduate student at CUNY LaGuardia Community College where she majors in music. Libby interns for the NYS courts as a translator and interpreter and hopes to use her Turkish langu…

Alumni Profile — April 27, 2023

Janelle Mateo

Janelle Mateo participated in the 2022 CLS Japanese Program hosted by Okayama University in Okayama, Japan. Janelle is an International Studies major at Hawai'i Pacific University. Janelle works as a Development Coordinator at University of Hawai'i Foundation and hopes to continue to work on initia…

Alumni Profile — April 27, 2023

Advisor Chat: Tyler Kynn

Meet CLS Advisor, historian, and 2010 CLS Turkish alumnus—Tyler Kynn! Tyler is an Associate Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University where his research centers on Islam, the pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj), and Ottoman sovereignty and power in Arabia. Tyler also explores the inters…

CLS Program News — April 24, 2023

Kubarah Ghias

Kubarah Ghias is an alumna of the 2022 CLS Urdu Program hosted by American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) in Lucknow, India. Kubarah is in her final semester at Temple University and will graduate with her bachelor's in psychology and neuroscience. Kubarah’s long-term goal is to become a clinic…

Alumni Profile — April 24, 2023