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

Language: 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; Major: 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; Major: 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; Major: 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; Major: 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; Major: 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; Major: 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; Major: 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; Major: 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; Major: 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; Major: 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; Major: 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; Major: 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

Language: Russian; Major: Behavioral 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; Major: 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

Language: French and Arabic; Major: 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




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Class of 2018

The application process for the CISLA Class of 2018 will take place during the fall semester of 2015. Interested members of the Class of 2018 should plan to begin the application process by attending the Sophomore Information Session in September (watch for posters and fliers!).

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