CLS Program News


Jauhara Ferguson
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

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
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

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...

Patrick Harned
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Patrick Harned is an alumnus of the 2015 CLS Arabic program in Madaba, Jordan. He is a first year graduate student in Global Policy Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Policy, a school of the University of Texas at Austin. He volunteers as an ESL teacher. In addition to Arabic, he has studied Classical Greek, Latin, French, German, and Japanese; he’s curren...

Gretta Herrin
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Gretta Herrin (郝思嘉) is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Chinese program in Dalian, China. She grew up in rural New Hampshire but is currently working in Washington, D.C. as the Student Services and Communications Manager at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center of Johns Hopkins SAIS. She is no stranger to travel abroad: she first studied abroad in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and later lived in Shenzhen, China for three ye...