Seniors: Class of 2017

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.

Nabeeh Asim

Majors: Economics and International Relations

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Spain
Interest for SIP: The Evolution of Moroccan Entrepreneurships in Urban Spanish Settings

Laura Bentley

Major: Economics

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Spain
Interest for SIP: Emergence of Women Entrepreneurs in Spain as a Response to the Economic Crisis

Randsel Brannum

Major: History

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Mexico
Interest for SIP: An Examination of Laws Concerning Sexuality

Soo Cho

Major: Psychology

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Argentina
Interest for SIP: Criteria of Beauty as Defined by the Media

Eva Czapski

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Japanese
CISLA Country: Japan
Interest for SIP: Socio-Cultural Influence on Communications in Japan

Kelsey Fischer

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

CISLA Language: German
CISLA Country: Germany
Interest for SIP: Cultural Considerations and the Diagnosis of Depression 

Kirsten Forrester

Major: History

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Spain
Interest for SIP: Franco's Dictatorship and Its Influence on Spanish Art

Maeve Hickey

Major: Molecular Biology

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Ecuador
Interest for SIP: Emergency Medical System of Ecuador 

Nam Hoang

Major: East Asian Studies

CISLA Language: Mandarin
CISLA Country: Taiwan
Interest for SIP: The Cultural Understanding of the Migration of Vietnamese Brides to Taiwan

Harris Krizmanich

Major: Environmental Studies

CISLA Language: German
CISLA Country: Germany
Interest for SIP: Urban Development and Environmental Sustainability

Sam Lichtenstein

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Arabic, French
CISLA Country: France
Interest for SIP: Effect of Colonial Legacies on France's Responses to Islamic Extremism.

Alexandra McDevitt

Major: East Asian Studies and Gender and Women's Studies

CISLA Language: Mandarin
CISLA Country: China
Interest for SIP: Women's Rights and Human Trafficking in China

Lena Mininberg

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: Guadeloupe, Martinique and Haiti
Interest for SIP: Healthcare Clinics and Western Medicine

Alexander Mintz

Major: Latin American Studies and International Relations

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Cuba
Interest for SIP: Cuba's Isolation in the International System

Rodrigo Rogel-Perez

Major: Computer Science and Economics

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: United States
Interest for SIP: Wealth Distribution and Minority Populations

Jill Ryan

Major: Government and Hispanic Studies

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Spain
Interest for SIP: The Independence Movement in Catalonia

Maxiel Sanchez

Major: Hispanic Studies and Sociology

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Spain
Interest for SIP: Young Latin American Writers in Spain

Lauren Stubbs

Major: Human Development

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: France
Interest for SIP: How French Schools are Helping to Integrate Minorities into Society

Molly Tuohy

Major: Psychology

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Spain
Interest for SIP: Environmental, Psychological and Economic Effects of Urban Development

Natalie Wenigmann

Majors: French and International Relations

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: France
Interest for SIP: Ethnic Foods and French Politics

Michael Wipper

Major: Anthropology

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Mexico
Interest for SIP: Historical and Anthropological Exploration of Yucatan Cuisine

Molly Zatony

Major: Psychology

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Spain
Interest for SIP: Cultural Stigma of Mental Illness in Spain