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Announcing the 2015 CLS Alumni Development Fund

The 2015 CLS Alumni Development Fund application is now available and we invite you all to apply. For the first time ever, the ADF is open to all CLS alumni. Former ADF recipients are welcome to apply, though preference will be given to alumni who have not received an ADF grant before....

Program News — Posted by Andrew McCullough on August 12, 2015


CLS Participant Featured by Mobility International

In an article for Mobility International’s AWAY journal on students with disabilities studying abroad, CLS alumna Esha Mehta (2012) shared her experience studying Hindi in Jaipur, Rajasthan for eight weeks. After disclosing her blindness to CLS staff after her acceptance of the scholarship,...

Program News — Posted by Andrew McCullough on July 30, 2015


Zala Ahmadzaa

Why did you want to study your CLS target language?
I am deeply fascinated with the Urdu language. I find it diverse, challenging and beautiful.

What are your educational and/or professional goals?
I hope to attain a graduate degree in International Affairs and pursue a...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Andrew McCullough on April 27, 2015


Zabe Shafi

Why did you want to study your CLS target language?
When I first went to Turkey in 2007 with my family, I fell in love with the country and really was drawn to the "East meets West" culture. Then, after starting undergraduate as a Physiology major, I wanted to take some classes that were...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Andrew McCullough on April 27, 2015


Ryan Mandado

Why did you want to study your CLS target language?
In the summer of 2010, I taught English in a rural Chinese city in Hunan. I did not know a single word of Mandarin but the friendships that I made developed my love for the Mandarin language.

What are your educational and/or...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Andrew McCullough on April 27, 2015


Rebecca Mueller

Why did you want to study your CLS target language?
My graduate work is focused geographically on Southeast Europe (Albania and the countries of the Former Yugoslavia). I chose to study Turkish language because Turkish civilization is a major historical influence in this region, and...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Andrew McCullough on April 27, 2015


Mariam Waqar

Why did you want to study your CLS target language?
As a STEM Education major, I wanted to study Indonesian because I'm interested in teaching in South-asia after I graduate. Currently, I am a Fulbright Applicant for Indonesia. I would like to use the inquiry-based teaching methodologies...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Andrew McCullough on April 27, 2015


Madeline Ruid

Why did you want to study your CLS target language?
I originally became interested in Turkish after learning more about the country and language when watching the 2010 FIBA World Cup, which took place in Istanbul. I quickly became even more interested because of its rich history and...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Andrew McCullough on April 27, 2015


Leah Berkebile

Why did you want to study your CLS target language?
After taking a plethora of science classes, I wanted to diversify my course of study by taking classes in a language that I knew almost nothing about. After a semester of studying Arabic I was given the opportunity to study abroad in Dubai...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Andrew McCullough on April 27, 2015


Kathy Kim

Why did you want to study your CLS target language?
One of my academic focuses lies in the research and analysis of the conflict in the Koreas. In consideration of differing perspectives, I found it difficult to assess Korean sentiments by only reading news written in English by Western...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Andrew McCullough on April 27, 2015