CLS Program News


Omar Albert
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Omar Albert is an alumnus of the 2016 CLS Chinese program in Changchun, China. He is currently a senior at the City University of New York, Hunter College majoring in economics and Chinese. He is active on his campus, serving on Hunter’s senate and the executive board of multiple clubs. Next year he will participate in the Overseas Chinese Flagship Program at Nanjing University. A native of Queens...

Elizabeth Purdy
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Elizabeth Purdy is an alumna of the 2016 CLS Hindi program in Jaipur, India. She currently studies at the University of Washington with a major in social welfare. In 2015, she received her Associate of Arts degree from North Seattle College. Elizabeth’s passion for languages ties in to her love of learning about other cultures and connecting with people across cultural boundaries. She frequently v...

Helen Jiang
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Helen Jiang is an alumna of the 2016 CLS Indonesian program in Malang, Indonesia. She currently works for Independent Diplomat, a non-profit organization in international relations, and is a Children’s Literacy Tutor with AmeriCorps’ Reading Partners. Next year she will begin teaching university-level English through Peace Corps in China. She received her B.A. in international affairs with a conce...

Michael Mauer
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Michael Mauer is an alumnus of the 2016 CLS Japanese program in Hikone, Japan. He is currently a junior at Cornell University majoring in computer science and Asian studies. Michael has been fencing since he was in middle school and is currently a member of Cornell’s fencing team, as well as a writer for the Cornell’s student-run newspaper (the Cornell Daily Sun) and the university’s study abroad ...