CLS Program News


Announcing the 10th Anniversary CLS Alumni Photo Contest

Attention, CLS alumni! With the 10th anniversary of the CLS program coming up, we are pleased to announce an anniversary alumni photo contest. This contest is open to all CLS program alumni so that we can capture the program in photographs from its inception in 2006. Submissions will be accepted from August 20th to September 25th. Submissions should fall under one of four categories: Particip...

Announcing the 2015 CLS Alumni Development Fund

The 2015 CLS Alumni Development Fund application is now available and we invite you all to apply. For the first time ever, the ADF is open to all CLS alumni. Former ADF recipients are welcome to apply, though preference will be given to alumni who have not received an ADF grant before. The ADF provides a limited number of small grants to CLS alumni to fund a project/event/activity that provides r...

CLS Participant Featured by Mobility International

In an article for Mobility International’s AWAY journal on students with disabilities studying abroad, CLS alumna Esha Mehta (2012) shared her experience studying Hindi in Jaipur, Rajasthan for eight weeks. After disclosing her blindness to CLS staff after her acceptance of the scholarship, the CLS program was able to arrange living and learning accommodations, including converting Hindi lea...

Zala Ahmadzaa
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Why did you want to study your CLS target language? I am deeply fascinated with the Urdu language. I find it diverse, challenging and beautiful. What are your educational and/or professional goals? I hope to attain a graduate degree in International Affairs and pursue a career dealing with Pakistani security development and women's rights. How do you plan to use your target language in th...