CLS Program News


Alessia De Vitis
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Alessia De Vitis is an alumna of the 2014 CLS Punjabi program in Chandigarh, India. She’s from a small town in Connecticut, but is currently living in Washington, D.C.; she’s a junior at American University, where she works as a Punjabi translator and studies international relations and law. When she isn’t studying and translating, she’s cooking and seizing every chance she gets to travel. ...

Hailey Dickson
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Hailey Dickson is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Hindi program in Jaipur, India. She is an Arizona native and is currently in her second year at the University of Arizona, where she majors in biological anthropology and public health and minors in physiology and intercultural studies. She spends a good chunk of her time trying to explain to people what “bioanthropology” is, in addition to researching m...

Isra Eldosougi
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

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
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

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. Why Japanese? 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...