CLS Program News


Madeline Ruid
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Why did you want to study your CLS target language? I originally became interested in Turkish after learning more about the country and language when watching the 2010 FIBA World Cup, which took place in Istanbul. I quickly became even more interested because of its rich history and geographic diversity. What are your educational and/or professional goals? I am currently applying to graduate...

Leah Berkebile
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Why did you want to study your CLS target language? After taking a plethora of science classes, I wanted to diversify my course of study by taking classes in a language that I knew almost nothing about. After a semester of studying Arabic I was given the opportunity to study abroad in Dubai and completely fell in love with the Arab language and culture.What are your educational and/or professiona...

Kathy Kim
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Why did you want to study your CLS target language? One of my academic focuses lies in the research and analysis of the conflict in the Koreas. In consideration of differing perspectives, I found it difficult to assess Korean sentiments by only reading news written in English by Western news media. Through my attempts toward fluency in Korean, I wanted to also reach a level of academic discussion...

Kate Wallner
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

How did you find out about the CLS Program? I heard about CLS from a former University of Wisconsin – Madison student. At the time we met I was studying in India, and the she had just finished her summer learning Hindi in Jaipur. She enthusiastically explained the CLS Program to me, and I thought it sounded like a great opportunity to continue learning language and living in India.Why did you wa...