CLS Program News


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...

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 ...