CLS Program News


Andrea Howard
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Andrea Howard is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Azerbaijani program in Baku, Azerbaijan. She is from Norcross, Georgia, and is currently completing a Master of Arts in Science and Security as a Marshall Scholar at King’s College London. After she finishes her graduate studies, she will serve the United States Navy as a submariner. When she’s not studying or training, she enjoys singing, running, playin...

Kirstin Johnson
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Kirstin Johnson is an alumna of both the 2014 and 2015 CLS Korean programs in Wonju and Gwangju, respectively. She is a proud New Orleans native (who dat!) and is currently in her senior year at the University of New Orleans, where she studies film and television as well as political science. She has five siblings, was homeschooled until her sophomore year in high school, and enjoys almost every g...

Heleana Melendez
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Heleana Melendez is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Russian program in Vladimir, Russia. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and is currently in her third year at UCLA, where she studies psychology in addition to Russian language and literature. She is a first-generation American (her parents are from El Salvador); she is also the first of her family to travel to the Eastern hemisphere. When she’s no...

Alex Miller
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

John Alexander (Alex) Miller is an alumnus of the 2015 CLS Indonesian program in Malang, Indonesia. He grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, and currently lives in Utah where he works as an Advanced Supervisor at Vail Resorts Retail. He has both studied and taught Indonesian at Brigham Young University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and he has interned with the U.S. Department of State in...