Current CISLA Scholars



Seniors: Class of 2015

Upon completion of their summer internship experiences, CISLA seniors return to campus to begin the final phases of the CISLA program. In their CISLA class, IS401: New Perspectives on Modern Global Society, they share their thoughts and experiences of being abroad, and reflect upon the personal discoveries they have made during their CISLA journeys.

Senior year is also when the CISLA scholar integrates his or her major, coursework, research, and internship experience into the Senior Integrative Project (S.I.P.) in the form of an honors thesis or an independent study project.

Finally, the seniors must pass an oral proficiency examination in their foreign languages of study. Upon successful completion of all of the CISLA requirements, they will be awarded CISLA certification at graduation.

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar Melanie Argueta Melanie Argueta
Language: Spanish
Major: Molecular Biology
SIP: Tuberculosis and HIV Treatments                               Internship: AIDS Research Group Facultad de Medicina                 Location: Barcelona, Spain
 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar  

Starla Coffee
Languages: German, Italian
Majors: German and Italian
SIP: South Tyrol’s Education System as a Reflection of Linguistic, Cultural and National Identity
Internship: Südtiroler Schützenbund
Location: South Tyrol, Italy

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Danielle Cyr
Language: Turkish
Majors: International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies
SIP: Historical, Political, and Cultural Influences on Women’s Rights in Turkey
Internship: KADAV Women's Solidarity Foundation
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar  

Sophia Delevie-Orey
Language: Spanish
Majors: History and Hispanic Studies
SIP: History of Sexual Education in Chile
Internship: Ministry of Education, Sexual Education Programs
Location: Santiago, Chile

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Benedikt Gottwald
Language: English
Majors: Economics and International Relations
SIP: Effect of Information Technology on Firm Structure Across Geographies and Industries
Internship: Redwood Capital Group
Location: New York City, U.S.

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar  

Richard Hogoboom                                                
Language: Mandarin
Major: International Relations
SIP:  Effects of the Diaoyu Islands Dispute on the Balance of Power
Internship: Time Out Beijing
Location: Beijing, China

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Michael Joyce
Language: German
Major: Physics
SIP: Research on Novel Instrumentation for the Gravitational Wave Detection in Space
Internship: Albert Einstein Institute
Location: Hanover, Germany

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Winona Mantelli
Language: Japanese
Major: Human Development
SIP: Language Socialization in Japanese Elementary Schools
Internship: Koganei Elementary School
Location: Tokyo, Japan

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Rachel Newman
Language: Spanish
Major: Art History
SIP: Indigenism, Primitivism, and Hybridization in South American Art
Internship: Museum of Pre-Columbian and Indigenous Art
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Eavey Newton                                                
Language: German
Majors: Studio Art and German Studies
SIP: Urban Media Culture in Public Art
Internship: Public Art Lab
Location: Berlin, Germany

 Ashling O'Donnell, CISLA scholar at Connecticut College 

Ashling O’Donnell                                                
Language: French
Majors: International Relations and Religious Studies
SIP: Deconstructing Corporal Piety: Pregnancy and Ramadan
Internship: High Atlas Foundation
Location: Marrakesh, Morocco

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Danielle Palmieri                                                
Language: Spanish
Major: English 
SIP: Gender and Self-Identity in Chilean Literature 
Internship: MilAires Boutique de Libros
Location: Santiago, Chile

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Diana Petravicjusa                                                
Language: German
Majors: Economics and International Relations
SIP: The Ukraine Crisis: Role, Effects and Effectiveness of Sanctions
Internship: Investment Consulting "Smart Securities" LLC
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Mike Picard                                                            
Language: Hebrew
Majors: International Relations and Anthropology
SIP: Competing Social and National Identities among Israeli Arabs
Internship: Kav LaOved (Workers' Hotline)
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

S. Massoud Sallah
Language: French
Major: Architectural Studies
SIP: Green Architecture for School Design in a Remote Village
Internship: An architecture firm
Location: Boston, U.S.

 

Leland Sidle
Language: Russian
Major: Slavic Studies
SIP: Islam in Russia 
Internship: Citizens' Watch
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

 

Caeli Smith
Language: Italian
Majors: Studio Art and Italian
SIP: National Identity and Film
Internship: Il Kino Cinema Organization and the United Nations World Food Programme
Location: Rome, Italy

Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar  

Maureen Smolskis
Language: Spanish
Major: International Relations
SIP: The Impact of Urban Migrations on Indigenous Communities:    The Case of the Shipibos
Internship: U.S. Department of State, Western Hemisphere Bureau, Economic Section
Location: Lima, Peru

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Jonathon Stark
Language: Japanese
Major: Physics
SIP: SR Technique and Muon Lifetime and Magnetic Movement
Internship: J-PARC SR Group (Tokai campus)
Location: Tokai, Japan

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Neal Jujian Tan
Language: German
Majors: Economics and International Relations
SIP: Impact of Co-Determination Policies on Company Productivity in Germany
Internship: MATRADE
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Claire Von Loesecke
Language: French
Majors: Economics and French
SIP: Application of the Solow Model to Food and Beverage Processing in Senegal: Efficiency, Labor Productivity and Competitiveness
Internship: Consortium pour la recherche economique et sociale 
Location: Dakar, Senegal

Kenan Wan, CISLA scholar 

Kenan Wan                                                            
Languages: Russian, Chinese
Majors: Slavic Studies & Economics
SIP: Chinese Migrant Workers in Eastern Europe
Internship: Ghibil Logistics Company Ltd.
Location: Budapest, Hungary

Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar  

Audrey Wayman                                                
Language: French
Majors: Psychology and French
SIP: Effects of Music Therapy in France
Internship: Studio of Music Therapy of Burgundy
Location: Dijon, France

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Jier Yang                                                            
Language: Japanese
Major: East Asian Languages and Cultures
SIP: Kyofukai and Global Women's Movement
Internship: Kyofukai, Japan Christian Women's Organization
Location: Tokyo, Japan

 

Juniors: Class of 2016

Meet the CISLA juniors. 

Sophomores: Class of 2017

The application process for the CISLA class of 2017 will take place during the fall semester of 2014. Interested sophomores plan to begin the application process by attending the Sophomore Information Session in September (look out for posters and fliers!)

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