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Nataliya Cowen

Nataliya Cowen was born and grew up in Moscow, Russia. She received her Master’s degree in structural and applied linguistics from Moscow State University. After emigrating from the Soviet Union to the United States in 1991, Nataliya taught Russian language and literature at...
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Fernanda Fonseca

One of Fernanda’s passions is learning new languages and sharing her culture with people. She loves having a good conversation and people with a great sense of humor. She is sure that we will learn and have a lot of fun together. Teaching...
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Shannon Lambordi

Shannon was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Communications. Working on cruise ships around the world she caught the travel bug and has since visited over 100 countries and territories. Shannon learned to speak Spanish...
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Hongming Wang

Hongming comes from Shanghai, China, and now is a sophomore at Pepperdine University, majoring in Business Administration. He has been in the United States for education about five years, and he is now here for his semester-long DC internship International Program. He would...
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Yessenia Torres

Yessenia was born in Washington, DC but she has Salvadoran roots since she has dual citizenship and her parents are from El Salvador. She holds a Bachelors of Art in International Affairs and a minor in Language and cultural studies. In her class,...
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Syedah Iqbal

Syedah is from Karachi, the coastal hub in Pakistan, where she grew up and spent the first eighteen years of her life. She loves the city, the country and is very excited to give a sneak peak of both of them to the...
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