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Alumni

Alumni are central to the mission of the CLS Program. CLS alumni go on to do a wide variety of great things with their language skills and cultural knowledge, both academically and professionally. In addition to providing information about the program to colleagues, classmates, and people in their communities, CLS Program alumni play a key role in preparing prospective applicants and finalists and serving as citizen ambassadors of their study abroad experiences.

Alumni Profiles

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Benjamin Simington Hindi 2014
Jaipur, India
Annisah Smith Indonesian 2016
Malang, Indonesia
Halcyon Ruskin Azerbaijani 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan
Caitlyn Carpio Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
Michael Mauer Japanese 2016
Hikone, Japan
Caitlin Scholl Arabic 2014
Morocco
Alex Miller Indonesian 2015
Malang, Indonesia
Gretta Herrin Chinese 2015
Dalian, China
Andrea Howard Azerbaijani 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan
Sydney Ward Arabic 2019
Amman, Jordan
Avan Antia Hindi 2015
Jaipur, India
Stephanie Downing Hindi 2019
Jaipur, India
Patrick Harned Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Adam Matvya Punjabi 2017
Chandigarh, India
Kerry Burgott Bangla 2017
Kolkata, India
Eram Mallick Urdu 2019
Lucknow, India
Garik Sadovy Indonesian 2012
Malang, Indonesia
Jason Chen Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Isabelle McRae Turkish 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
Kirstin Johnson Korean 2014
Wonju, South Korea
John Krzyzaniak Persian 2016
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Olivia Moffett Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Luana Davila Arabic 2019
Meknes, Morocco
Sarah Whipple Arabic 2017
Meknes, Morocco
Saumya Kini Japanese 2010
Kyoto, Japan
Taina Orellana Chinese 2018
Tainan, Taiwan
Tristan Hilderbrand Japanese 2017
Hikone, Japan
Eric Brink Chinese 2019
Changchun, China
Dervla McDonnell Japanese 2014
Himeji, Japan
Rachel Sider Arabic 2012
Rabat, Morocco
Ariana Pemberton Hindi 2017
Jaipur, India
Nilaya Knafo Arabic 2017
Amman, Jordan
Daniel Bromberg Persian 2015
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Noah Lerner Chinese 2014
Guangzhou, China
Kian Thomas Japanese 2019
Okayama, Japan
Audrey Petersen Bangla 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Jessica Garross Urdu 2017
Lucknow, India
Matthew Tappert Russian 2008
Tomsk, Russia
Catherine Smith Arabic 2016
Ibri, Oman
Andres Fernandez Russian 2014
Kazan, Russia
Rebecca Mueller Turkish 2014
Bursa, Turkey
Katherine Schmidt Azerbaijani 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan
Rhys Leahy Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Jacob Burch-Konda Turkish 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan
Radhika Arora Arabic 2018
Meknes, Morocco
Amanda Wolfenbarger Azerbaijani 2013
Baku, Azerbaijan
Heleana Melendez Russian 2015
Vladimir, Russia
Emily Cramer Arabic 2014
Meknes, Morocco
Morgan Burdick Punjabi 2016
Chandigarh, India
Andrea Howard Azerbaijani 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan
Ethan McHugh Arabic 2017
Ibri, Oman
Sonia Kim Korean 2016
Gwangju, South Korea
Joy Cariño Indonesian 2019
Malang, Indonesia
Isra Eldosougi Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Naimul Chowdhury Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Joshua Trinidad Japanese 2012
Kyoto, Japan
Sarah Stackhouse Urdu 2019
Lucknow, India
Simone Yuille Swahili 2018
Arusha, Tanzania
Erik Hornberger Japanese 2013
Himeji, Japan
Belle Cheves Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Sarina Haryanto Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Alexis Sammarco Arabic 2014
Nizwa, Oman
Sheen Atwa Arabic 2016
Tangier, Morocco
Bridget O'Connor Japanese 2019
Okayama, Japan
Chelsea Cervantes De Blois Azerbaijani 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan
Vincent DeLaurentis Punjabi 2015
Chandigarh, India
Erin West Turkish 2015
Bursa, Turkey
Leona Amosah Russian 2016
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Lauren Chow Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Ramisa Murshed Korean 2019
Gwangju, South Korea
Qimmah Najeeullah Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Amy Moyer Bangla 2009
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Sofia Velasquez Turkish 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan
Tucker Boyce Turkish 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan
Monique Bowie Turkish 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan
John Black Arabic 2017
Amman, Jordan
Akshayaa Chittibabu Korean 2017
Gwangju, South Korea
Erin Smith Arabic 2011
Amman, Jordan
Ryan Mandado Chinese 2014
Suzhou, China
Darlene Janice Nieves Cruz Korean 2019
Busan, South Korea
Anesce Dremen Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
Tyler Le Russian 2018
Tbilisi, Georgia
Maria Folvarska Russian 2016
Vladimir, Russia
Jane Palomera Moore Japanese 2018
Hikone, Japan
Zala Ahmadzaa Urdu 2014
Lucknow, India
Heba Haleem Arabic 2018
Meknes, Morocco
Kathy Kim Korean 2014
Wonju, South Korea
Aisac Marie Accad Indonesian 2019
Malang, Indonesia
Isabelle McRae Turkish 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
Sarah Juarez Chinese 2018
Suzhou, China
Betty Nen Indonesian 2017
Malang, Indonesia
Abena Amoakuh Chinese 2016
Dalian, China
Nikidrea Rey Russian 2019
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Paige Giarmona Bangla 2016
Kolkata, India
Emily Goshey Persian 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Mariam Waqar Indonesian 2014
Malang, Indonesia
Jacqualine Asuquo Chinese 2016
Tainan, Taiwan
Holden Fitzgerald Chinese 2018
Xi'an, China
Dana Fager Japanese 2011
Kyoto, Japan
Tara Casebolt Hindi 2018
Jaipur, India
Zabe Shafi Turkish 2014
Bursa, Turkey
Elizabeth Purdy Hindi 2016
Jaipur, India
Kyla Harrison Arabic 2017
Ibri, Oman
Troy Spier Swahili 2017
Arusha, Tanzania
Sabrina Hassan Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
David Fields Korean 2010
Jeonju, South Korea
Tyler Young Russian 2018
Tbilisi, Georgia
Hailey Dickson Hindi 2015
Jaipur, India
Madeleine Rodish Arabic 2019
Tangier, Morocco
Laura Viera Korean 2015
Gwangju, South Korea
Omar Albert Chinese 2016
Changchun, China
Chelsea McGill Bangla 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ethan Jewell Korean 2018
Gwangju, South Korea
Kiana Chan Chinese 2015
Beijing, China
Conor McMahon Chinese 2019
Tainan, Taiwan
Jasmine Kinkead Bangla 2018
Kolkata, India
Tara Lynch-Ornstein Persian 2007
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Jamal Russell Black Chinese 2016
Suzhou, China
Leona Amosah Russian 2016
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Lon Gibson Azerbaijani 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
Amber Barrow Chinese 2015
Dalian, China
Baltazar Hernandez Russian 2017
Vladimir, Russia
Mycal Ford Chinese 2015
Xi'an, China
Halina Shatravka Russian 2017
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Liz Thomas Bangla 2013
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Aaron Yang Chinese 2017
Changchun, China
Vanessa Huerta Russian 2017
Vladimir, Russia
Anabel Reyes-Ovalles Portuguese 2019
Florianópolis, Brazil
Mahli Knutson Japanese 2018
Hikone, Japan
Harrison Akins Urdu 2016
Lucknow, India
Madeline Ruid Turkish 2014
Ankara, Turkey
Marlena McDaniel Korean 2016
Gwangju, South Korea
Ezra Baker Arabic 2015
Madaba, Jordan
Rena Wang Chinese 2018
Changchun, China
Kathryn Robison Turkish 2015
Ankara, Turkey
Andy Marshall Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
Isaiah Weaver Urdu 2015
Lucknow, India
Milena Djordjevic-Kisacanin Persian 2019
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Alyssa Harvie Swahili 2019
Arusha, Tanzania
Leah Berkebile Arabic 2014
Tangier, Morocco
Jauhara Ferguson Arabic 2015
Ibri, Oman
Kate Wallner Hindi 2013
Jaipur, India
Luiza Daude Laurents Russian 2018
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Amanda Barbour Arabic 2010
Tunis, Tunisia
Dana Fager Japanese 2011
Kyoto, Japan
Leisha Guzman Torres Chinese 2017
Suzhou, China
Emily Wood Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Paula Zhang Korean 2017
Gwangju, South Korea
Kimber Young Chinese 2019
Dalian, China
Alessia De Vitis Punjabi 2013
Chandigarh, India
Helen Jiang Indonesian 2016
Malang, Indonesia
Wendy van Giezen Chinese 2017
Changchun, China
Camille Bismonte Indonesian 2018
Malang, Indonesia
Aasha Shaik Arabic 2018
Amman, Jordan
Bethany Mazurek Korean 2018
Busan, South Korea
Janet Purdy Swahili 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
Ermida Koduah Arabic 2016
Tangier, Morocco
Kaitlyn Johnson Russian 2019
Tbilisi, Georgia