Isabelle McRae is an alumna of the 2016 CLS Turkish program in Baku, Azerbaijan. She is currently a junior at Portland State University majoring in international relations with a minor in Turkish. Isabelle grew up in a small town on a peninsula in Northwest Washington, where you know everyone in the grocery store. After spending her sophomore year of high school in Lisbon, Portugal, she spent as m...
Harrison Akins is an alumnus of the 2016 CLS Urdu program in Lucknow, India. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Tennessee, focusing on international relations and public policy. In the future, he plans to continue writing about terrorism, minority discrimination, intra-state conflict, South Asia, and Islamic culture and politics. Harrison grew up in a small...
Anesce Dremen is an alumna of both the 2015 and 2016 CLS Chinese programs in Xi’an and Suzhou, China, respectively. She is currently a senior at Carthage College majoring in Chinese and English literature with a creative writing concentration. Raised in a little town in North Carolina, Anesce took off to the frozen winter wonderland of Wisconsin to attend Carthage College. When not cuddling with a...
Marlena McDaniel is an alumna of the 2016 CLS Korean program in Gwangju, South Korea. She is currently a senior at the University of North Alabama majoring in Hospitality Management and International Studies. Marlena hopes to return to South Korea next year for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. When she is not studying Korean, Marlena likes to paint, crochet, sew, and otherwise spend ...