CLS Program News


Joshua Trinidad
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Why did you want to study your CLS target language? My interest in Japanese language stems from a strong interest in all aspects of the traditional Japanese culture – architecture, music, clothing, martial arts, etc. What are your educational and/or professional goals? In Fall of 2015 I'll be pursuing a Master's in international relations with a concentration in Japanese studies. Afterwards, ...

Emily Goshey
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Why did you want to study your CLS target language? As a student of Islamic studies, it is crucial that I develop high proficiency in Arabic and Persian, my languages of research. What are your educational and/or professional goals? I hope to become a professor of Islamic studies and broader religious studies. How do you plan to use your target language in the future? In pursuit of my PhD, I ...

Dervla McDonnell
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Why did you want to study your CLS target language? Fulfillment of requirements for my secondary major in Japanese studies I originally became interested in Japanese because I hosted Japanese exchange students in middle and high school. This taught me that I was able to make valuable friendships across cultural and language barriers, and motivated me to study Japanese so that I could continu...

Caitlin Scholl
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Why did you want to study your CLS target language? My research is focused on West African literature and film. When I first began studying Arabic, then, I was interested in it primarily as the classical written language of the Sahel—I wanted to be able to access the Timbuktu manuscripts, a vast archive of medieval and early modern texts written in Arabic (or, sometimes, in West African languages...