Juniors: CISLA Class of 2016



The CISLA juniors generally scatter to the four corners of the globe. CISLA both allows and strongly encourages students to participate in semester or year-long study abroad programs in their regions of interest, and the vast majority of CISLA students choose to do so.

Students are challenged during their junior year by continuing to develop ideas and research for their proposed Senior Integrative Projects and by working closely with the Internship Coordinator to successfully locate organizations of interest and secure a relevant internship position.

While on campus as juniors, students continue to take courses in their chosen "CISLA Language" and prepare for the cultural, linguistic and geographical differences they will encounter as international visitors.

 

Caite Alexander
Language: Japanese
Major: Economics
Proposed SIP: Japanese Policies that Promote Working Women as Models to Increase Female Labor
Proposed Internship: NGO which promotes women's rights
Location: Japan

Benjamin Ballard
Languages: French
Majors: International Relations and History
Proposed SIP: Political Ramifications of Colonialism
Proposed Internship: Centre de Recherches et d'etudes en Sciences Sociales
Location: Morocco

Katelyn Beans
Language: French
Majors: International Relations 
Proposed SIP: Public Policy to Protect Elephants and Prevent Poaching and Trafficking
Proposed Internship: Cameroon Governmental Department
Location: Cameroon

Joseph Blair
Language: French
Major: Biology
Proposed SIP: The Political and Medical Impact of HIV/AIDS
Proposed Internship: Children's Hospital
Location: Morocco

Alexis Cheney
Language: French
Majors: English
Proposed SIP: Governmental and NGO Aid to Prostitutes in France
Proposed Internship: Mouvement du Nid
Location: France

Vladimir Chlouba                                                
Language: German
Major: International Relations and Economics
Proposed SIP:  German Economic Diplomacy in Namibia
Proposed Internship: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Location: Namibia

Vanessa Correia
Language: Arabic
Major: Biology and Arabic Language and Literature
Proposed SIP: Political Impacts of the War in Syria on Trauma Care in Jordanian Hospitals
Proposed Internship: Doctors Without Borders
Location: Jordan

Morgan Cowie-Haskell
Language: Spanish
Major: History
Proposed SIP: Education in the Preservation or Erasure of Historical Memory in Postwar Guatemala
Proposed Internship: The Ministry of Education 
Location: Guatemala

Julia Enos
Language: French
Majors: International Relations and French
Proposed SIP: Influence of French Public Policy on Media Portrayal of Human Rights Atrocities in Former French Colonies in Northern Africa
Proposed Internship: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Location: France

Abby Fagan
Language: German
Majors: Government and German
Proposed SIP: Sustainability of Germany's Economy in an Increasingly Globalized World System
Proposed Internship: Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie
Location: Germany

Anna Glidden                                                
Language: Chinese
Major: East Asian Studies 
Proposed SIP: Broadway Musicals in China 
Proposed Internship: Shanghai Theater Academy
Location: China

Daniel Gossels                                                
Language: Spanish
Majors: International Relations and Hispanic Studies
Proposed SIP: Illegal Immigration in Spain and its Influence on Domestic and International Policies
Proposed Internship: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Coooperation
Location: Spain

Mia Haas-Goldberg                                              
Language: French
Majors: International Relations and History
Proposed SIP: An Invisible Past: How French Media Shapes National Reconciliation with France's Algerian Experience
Proposed Internship: Le Monde Diplomatique
Location: France

Kevin Irakoze                                                
Language: Portuguese
Majors: Philosphy and Music
Proposed SIP: Sociopolitics in the Street: Impact of Policy Making on Relief Services to the Homeless
Proposed Internship: Alianca de Misericordia
Location: Brazil

Kamal Kariem                                                          
Language: Russian
Majors: Slavic Studies and Anthropology
Proposed SIP: Russia's Treatment of its Indigenous Populations Using the Ainu as a Case Study
Proposed Internship: Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North
Location: Russia

Caroline Leonard
Language: Spanish
Majors: International Relations and Hispanic Studies
Proposed SIP: Colombian Counterterrorism/Peace Negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed forces of Colombia
Proposed Internship: Conflight Resolution Organization
Location: Colombia

Sophia Liebman
Language: Chinese
Major: East Asian Studies
Proposed SIP: A Comparative Study of the Representation of Homosexuality in Late Imperial China and the Early Chinese Republic
Proposed Internship: An organization that specializes in Imperial Literature
Location: China

Claire Lingham
Language: Chinese
Major: East Asian Studies
Proposed SIP: How Foreign Female Journalists of the Early 20th Century Represented China to the West
Proposed Internship: Beijing University
Location: China

Melissa Mangum
Language: French
Majors: International Relations and Economics
Proposed SIP: Is French National Identity Changing to Reflect the Multicultural Nature of Modern French Society?
Proposed Internship: SOS Racisme
Location: France

Liv Markham
Language: Chinese
Major: Psychology
Proposed SIP: Stigma Behind Mental Illness in China
Proposed Internship: Beijing An Ding Psychiatric Hospital
Location: China

Joanna Marks
Language: French
Majors: Psychology and French
Proposed SIP: Preservation of the Psychological Identity of a Dwindling Jewish Population through Narrrative
Proposed Internship: Musee du Judaisme Marocain
Location: Morocco

Mal McCormick
Language: Spanish
Major: International Relations and Hispanic Studies
Proposed SIP: Social, Political and Economic Effects of the Catalan Independence Movement
Proposed Internship: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Location: Spain

Kelsey Millward                                                        
Language: French
Majors: International Relations and History
Proposed SIP: History of the Hearts and Minds Approach to Counterinsurgency in France
Proposed Internship: Museum of Military History
Location: France

Jamie Moon                                             
Language: Spanish
Major: Psychology
Proposed SIP: Psychological Parameters of Sports Fanaticism in the U.S., Spain and Latin America
Proposed Internship: Club Atlético Boca Juniors
Location: Argentina or Spain

Kui Murage                                                          
Language: French
Major: Environmental Science
Proposed SIP: The Links Between Environmental Policies and Contemporary Social Issues
Proposed Internship: La Foundation France Libertés
Location: France

Lillian Ngo
Language: Chinese
Major: Botany
Proposed SIP: Intersection of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Technology
Proposed Internship: Lifu Museum of Chinese Medicine
Location: Taiwan

Stephanie Reeves
Languages: Russian
Majors: Behaviorial Neuroscience and Dance
Proposed SIP: An Historical Perspective of Mental Health in Russia
Proposed Internship: Mental Health Resource Center of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences or the Mental Disability Advocacy Center
Location: Russia

Leela Riesz
Language: French
Major: Anthropology
Proposed SIP: Ideological Irrelevance of Race in France and Its effects on Antillean Identity Formation
Proposed Internship: SOS Racisme
Location: France 

Helen Hope Rolfe
Language: Japanese
Major: East Asian Studies
Proposed SIP: The Integration of Ballet with Japanese Culture
Proposed Internship: The Kenji Usui Ballet Collection
Location: Japan

Maggie Schroeder
Language: Spanish
Majors: Hispanic Studies and Government
Proposed SIP: Marginalization of Gypsies in Spain
Proposed Internship: European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance
Location: Spain

Taylor Sivori                                                
Language: Italian
Major: Psychology
Proposed SIP:  Psychological and Social Impact of High Unemployment Rates of Young Adults in Italy
Proposed Internship: Center for Contemporary Culture Strozzina
Location: Italy

Kathryn Sullivan
Languages: French and Arabic
Majors: International Relations and French
Proposed SIP: Violence Against Women: Post Arab Spring Legal and Government Reform
Proposed Internship: Association Marocaine de lutte contre la Violence a l'Egard des Femmes
Location: Morocco

Jake Summers
Language: French
Major: Botany
Proposed SIP: Teaching Techniques to Implement Sustainable Agriculture
Proposed Internship: Agronomes et Vétérinaires sans Frontieres 
Location: Madagascar

Erik Wu-Leung
Language: Chinese
Major: Psychology
Proposed SIP: Cultural Attitudes and Perceptions of Autism in China
Proposed Internship: Beijing Fengtai Lizhi Rehabilitation Center
Location: China

 

Sophomores Class of 2017

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

Contact Information:

Phone: 860-439-2440]

Fax: 860-439-5362

Email cisla@conncoll.edu

CISLA Office
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New London, CT 06320-4196