CLS Program News


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...

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...