CLS Program News


Amanda Wolfenbarger
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

How did you find out about the CLS Program? My alma mater, William and Mary, posted a link to the application on the Scholarship Facebook page. Why did you want to study your CLS target language? At the time I was beginning my search for opportunities to engage in international social work and found several potential programs where my study of Azerbaijani lines up with my career goals! I am ...

Alexis Sammarco
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Why did you want to study your CLS target language? Before I started college, I had the option of studying Spanish or Arabic and I decided to challenge myself and try Arabic. I was immediately fascinated with the culture and beautiful sounds of the language. After three years, studying Arabic has changed the course of my educational and professional goals. What are your educational and/or profes...

Sikholars: Graduate Student Conference

By Ilene Gillispie (Chandigarh, India ’12 and ’13) and Soyna Kapoor (Chandigarh, India ’13)We (Ilene Gillispie and Soyna Kapoor) received a CLS Alumni Development Fund award to attend the annual “Sikholars: Graduate Student Conference” at Stanford University in February.The conference was an opportunity for Punjab and Sikh studies scholars to come together for discussion and collaboration, and is ...

Translating Comics for Health Education

By Jason Parad (Wonju, Korea ’13)As a participant in the 2013 CLS Program in South Korea, I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Jongwook Kim, one of the most esteemed physicians in Wonju City.Dr. Kim was also my CLS host father, and during our time together, I learned about his vision for improving health in Korea.  Dr. Kim aspired to design a series of comics that would educate the public a...