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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...

Zabe Shafi
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Why did you want to study your CLS target language? When I first went to Turkey in 2007 with my family, I fell in love with the country and really was drawn to the "East meets West" culture. Then, after starting undergraduate as a Physiology major, I wanted to take some classes that were not science related. I happened to take a class on the Ottoman Empire, and absolutely loved it. I added Middle...

Ryan Mandado
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Why did you want to study your CLS target language? In the summer of 2010, I taught English in a rural Chinese city in Hunan. I did not know a single word of Mandarin but the friendships that I made developed my love for the Mandarin language. What are your educational and/or professional goals? I plan to be an educator for low-income communities in the State of Hawaii. How do you plan to ...