CLS Program News


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 ...

Sonia Kim
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Sonia Kim is an alumna of the 2016 CLS Korean program in Gwangju, South Korea. A former K-12 educator, she is currently an instructional designer at Udemy, an educational technology startup. She received her B.A. in English from Brown University and her Ed.M. in learning and teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In her free time, Sonia enjoys photography, film, Asian-American fic...

Morgan Burdick
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Morgan Burdick is an alumna of the 2014 Urdu and 2016 Punjabi CLS Programs in Lucknow and Chandigarh, India, respectively. She is currently a student at Seattle University and works as a social worker with immigrant survivors of human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence. After graduating this spring, she will begin a master’s degree in social work at the University of Washington. Wh...