CLS Program News


Laura Viera
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Laura Viera Gonzalez is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Korean program in Gwangju, South Korea. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and Spanish is her first language. She recently graduated from Universidad del Este with a B.S. in Culinary Management; she loves cooking for people and traveling, and once spent an exchange semester in Finland where she volunteered at a vegan restaurant. Why Kor...

Isaiah Weaver
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Isaiah Weaver is an alumnus of the 2015 CLS Urdu program in Lucknow, India. He grew up in “Gorgeous Prince George’s” County, Maryland, and is currently in his third year at Morgan State University, where he studies electrical engineering. When he isn’t tinkering with software, he enjoys scuba diving and rock climbing. Why Urdu? I studied Hindi the summer before CLS, and I wanted ...

Erin West
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Erin West is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Turkish program in Bursa, Turkey. She is originally from Pittsburgh, and although she loves that city, she doesn’t plan to settle down there any time soon! She is currently in her second year at Brown University, where she studies development. When she has time to take a break from thinking critically about world systems, she loves Couchsurfing, riding her pu...

CLS Application Extension: November 30, 5 P.M. Eastern Time

The deadline for the 2016 CLS Application has been extended to Monday, November 30 at 5 P.M. Eastern Time. We encourage everyone to submit their applications as soon as possible, and not to wait until the deadline to submit. The American Councils office will close today at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will also be closed on Friday, November 27. However, we will ...