Juniors: CISLA Class of 2015



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.

 

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar Melanie Argueta

Melanie Argueta
Language: Spanish
Major: Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Proposed SIP: Tuberculosis and HIV Treatments in Peruvian Medical Clinics
Proposed Internship: A medical clinic
Location: Peru

Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar  

Starla Coffee
Languages: German, Italian
Majors: German and Italian
Proposed SIP: South Tyrol’s Education System as a Reflection of Linguistic, Cultural and National Identity
Proposed Internship: A school or educational institute
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
Proposed SIP: Historical, Political, and Cultural Influences on Women’s Rights in Turkey
Proposed Internship: Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar  

Sophia Delevie-Orey
Language: Spanish
Major: History
Proposed SIP: Autonomous Education Systems in Self-Proclaimed Utopian Societies: A Case Study of Zapatismo
Proposed Internship: A school or university
Location: Chiapas, Mexico

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Benedikt Gottwald
Language: English
Majors: Economics and International Relations
Proposed SIP: Impact of Foreign Aid on the Economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Proposed Internship: The Office of the High Representative of the EU
Location: Bosnia-Herzegovina

Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar  

Richard Hogoboom                                               
Language: Mandarin
Major: International Relations
Proposed SIP:  Effects of the Diaoyu Islands Dispute on the Balance of Power
Proposed Internship: Foreign Relations Institute
Location: China

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Michael Joyce
Language: German
Major: Astrophysics
Proposed SIP: Scientific Research in the German Secondary Education System
Proposed Internship: Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Location: Germany

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Sara Maclean
Language: Spanish
Major: Hispanic Studies
Proposed SIP: Effects of the Global Media on Adolescent Girls’ Body Images
Proposed Internship: Elle Argentina, Fashion magazine
Location: Argentina

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Winona Mantelli
Language: Japanese
Majors: East Asian Studies and Human Development
Proposed SIP: Special Education and Autism in Japan
Proposed Internship: A school for special needs children
Location: Japan

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Rachel Newman
Language: Spanish
Major: Art History
Proposed SIP: Indigenous Influences on Contemporary Art in Uruguay
Proposed Internship: Museo Nacional de las Bellas Artes
Location: Uruguay

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Eavey Newton                                               
Language: German
Majors: Studio Art and German Studies
Proposed SIP: Berlin as an Artistic Center
Proposed Internship: Künstlerhaus Bethanien
Location: Germany

Ashling O'Donnell, CISLA scholar at Connecticut College 

Ashling O’Donnell                                               
Language: French
Majors: International Relations and Religious Studies
Proposed SIP: Islam’s Role in Women’s Reproductive Health in North Africa
Proposed Internship: An NGO
Location: North Africa

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Danielle Palmieri                                               
Language: Spanish
Majors: English and Hispanic Studies
Proposed SIP: Gender and Self-Identity in Chilean Literature during and after Pinochet
Proposed Internship: Co-facilitate a creative writing class at a university
Location: Chile

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Diana Petravicjusa                                               
Language: German
Majors: Economics and International Relations
Proposed SIP: Determinants of German Foreign Direct Investment in the Baltic States
Proposed Internship: A consulting firm focusing on direct investments
Location: Germany

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Mike Picard                                                           
Language: Hebrew
Majors: International Relations and Anthropology
Proposed SIP: Competing Social and National Identities among Israeli Arabs
Proposed Internship: A polling institution or reconciliation organization
Location: Israel

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

S. Massoud Sallah
Language: French
Major: Architectural Studies
Proposed SIP: Green Architecture for School Design in a Remote Village
Proposed Internship: An architecture firm
Location: Canada or United States

 

Leland Sidle
Language: Russian
Major: Slavic Studies
Proposed SIP: Islam in Russia and the Effects of the Chechan Wars on Taterstan
Proposed Internship: The Republic of Taterstan Museum-Memorial Complex
Location: Russia

 

Caeli Smith
Language: Italian
Majors: English and Art
Proposed SIP: Influence and Effects of Street Art in Italy’s Current Economic and Social Climate
Proposed Internship: A media organization
Location: Italy

Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar  

Maureen Smolskis
Language: Spanish
Major: International Relations
Proposed SIP: The Changing Role of the Bolivian Army, 1935 to the Present
Proposed Internship: A military research center
Location: Bolivia

Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar  

Jonathon Stark
Language: Japanese
Major: Physics
Proposed SIP: How Methods of Dissemination of Scientific Findings Have Increased Public Support for Research in Japan
Proposed Internship: Assistant at KEK, a high-energy accelerator research organization
Location: Japan

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Neal Jujian Tan
Language: German
Majors: Economics and International Relations
Proposed SIP: Impact of Co-Determination Policies on Company Productivity in Germany
Proposed Internship: Confederation of German Trade Unions
Location: Germany

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Claire Von Loesecke
Language: French
Major: Economics
Proposed SIP: Development of the Food and Beverages Processing Sector in Senegal
Proposed Internship: A market research firm
Location: Dakar, Senegal

Kenan Wan, CISLA scholar 

Kenan Wan                                                           
Language: Russian
Majors: Slavic Studies & Economics
Proposed SIP: Working Conditions and Lives of Immigrant Workers in Far East Russia
Proposed Internship: Assistant at Amnesty International or another human rights organization
Location: Russia

Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar  

Audrey Wayman                                               
Language: French
Major: Psychology
Proposed SIP: Effects of Music Therapy on Children in France
Proposed Internship: A center for child therapy
Location: Paris, France

 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts scholar

Jier Yang                                                           
Language: Japanese
Major: East Asian Languages and Cultures
Proposed SIP: Comparison of Early 20th Century Feminist Movements in Japan and China
Proposed Internship: A women’s NGO
Location: Japan

Sophomores Class of 2016

The application process for the CISLA class of 2016 will take place during the fall semester of 2013. Interested sophomores should plan to begin the application process by attending the Sophomore Information Session in September (watch for posters and fliers!).

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