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Kate Wallner

How did you find out about the CLS Program?
I heard about CLS from a former University of Wisconsin – Madison student. At the time we met I was studying in India, and the she had just finished her summer learning Hindi in Jaipur. She enthusiastically explained the CLS Program to me, and I...

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


Joshua Trinidad

Why did you want to study your CLS target language?
My interest in Japanese language stems from a strong interest in all aspects of the traditional Japanese culture – architecture, music, clothing, martial arts, etc.

What are your educational and/or professional goals?
In...

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


Emily Goshey

Why did you want to study your CLS target language?
As a student of Islamic studies, it is crucial that I develop high proficiency in Arabic and Persian, my languages of research.

What are your educational and/or professional goals?
I hope to become a professor of Islamic...

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


Dervla McDonnell

Why did you want to study your CLS target language?

Fulfillment of requirements for my secondary major in Japanese studies I originally became interested in Japanese because I hosted Japanese exchange students in middle and high school. This taught me that I was able to make...

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


Caitlin Scholl

Why did you want to study your CLS target language?

My research is focused on West African literature and film. When I first began studying Arabic, then, I was interested in it primarily as the classical written language of the Sahel—I wanted to be able to access the Timbuktu...

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


#SayYesToCLS

We are excited to announce a new group of CLS Program participants for summer 2015. Out of 5519 applicants, 550 were selected to study one of thirteen different languages at over twenty individuals sites overseas.

As part of our annual selection process, we encouraged finalists to use...

Program News — Posted by Andrew McCullough on March 28, 2015


Benjamin Simington

Why did you want to study your CLS target language?
I wanted to study Hindi in order to deepen my understanding of Indian culture and history; studying a country's language allows for greater insight into the way the country is imagined and understood by its residents.

What are your...

Alumni Profiles — Posted by Andrew McCullough on March 23, 2015