Isra Eldosougi is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Arabic program in Madaba, Jordan. She comes from an interfaith family of African, Arab, Caribbean, and American roots, and grew up in East Rutherford, NJ, a town about 20 minutes away from New York City. She is currently in her third year at Bergen Community College, where she studies natural sciences and mathematics. She loves being active in her commun...
Dana Fager is an alumna of both the 2011 and 2012 CLS Japanese programs in Kyoto, Japan. She grew up in a suburb of Chicago and currently serves as the Development Coordinator at the U.S.-Japan Council.
Having been born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, I had no connections with Japan outside of occasionally dining at Japanese restaurants. Therefore, I think I greatly surp...
Jauhara Ferguson is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Arabic program in Ibri, Oman. She is from Atlanta, Georgia, but is currently studying abroad in China; she is a third-year International Studies major and Religious Studies minor at Spelman College. When she isn’t working on becoming trilingual, she loves traveling, riding horses, listening to music, baking, reading, and meeting people, as well as sing...
Mycal Ford is an alumnus of the 2015 CLS Chinese program in Xi’an, China. He is the first of his family to graduate from college and pursue a Master’s; he is studying global governance, politics, and security at American University’s School of International Service. He has been a Fulbright ETA in Taiwan and is currently a Boren Fellow in China and a 100K Strong Foundation Student Ambassador. He on...