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Ashleen Williams - آشلين وليامز

Ashleen Williams (سلمى) was a student of politcal science at the University of Montana. She graduated in spring 2011. She studied three years of Arabic: elementary, intermediate, and advanced. She served as President of ASUM during her undergraduate studies. Currently, Ashleen is in Bahrain on a Fulbright fellowship, teaching English as a second language.

Here is a link to Ashleen's blog:

Julie DeSoto - جولي ديسوتو

Julie is originally from Atlanta, GA and is studying political science, international development, and Arabic at UM. Julie received the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from the U.S. State Department in summer 2011, and traveled to Muscat, Oman, for an eight-week intensive Arabic course, then visited Egypt. She also received the summer 2012 CLS award, and will travel to Amman, Jordan, in June.

Julie is active on campus as a member of Mount of Olives, Griz for UNICEF, and is the Vice President for Pi Sigma Alpha. Last year, Julie served as an ASUM senator, and this year she is an International Education Program Coordinator with the World Affairs Council of Montana, and Leadership Events Coordinator for the Student Involvement Network in the University Center.

Dr. Khaled Huthaily

Assistant Professor & Head

431 LA - MCLL

Tel: (406) 243-6602