CLS Program News


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 ...

Rebecca Mueller
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Why did you want to study your CLS target language? My graduate work is focused geographically on Southeast Europe (Albania and the countries of the Former Yugoslavia). I chose to study Turkish language because Turkish civilization is a major historical influence in this region, and contemporary Turkey is growing in importance as an economic and political role model to countries like Albania and ...

Mariam Waqar
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Why did you want to study your CLS target language? As a STEM Education major, I wanted to study Indonesian because I'm interested in teaching in South-asia after I graduate. Currently, I am a Fulbright Applicant for Indonesia. I would like to use the inquiry-based teaching methodologies I've learned during my time in Undergraduate, to introduce a new type of teaching to the East. What are yo...