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I've found studying Thai language to be quite intrinsically rewarding. Truthfully, the whole process has been just a lot of fun. 

 I loved the small class sizes. I loved getting to know the faculty early on and having them remember me a year later when I took another class with them. 

I feel passionate about correcting misconceptions about bilingual education.

I feel like everything I learn in a language class, I bring home with me and it becomes a part of my life.

Through language study, I have been lucky enough to travel, live and study in-region and forge strong friendships. A strong command of Spanish and Portuguese has also set me apart professionally in a job market where international experience and expertise are increasingly sought-after attributes.

I feel that learning the language of the community you are aiming to support demonstrates commitment and passion.

Speaking certain languages has helped me really dive into new cultures.

I love being able to speak a language that so few people know!

The experience of learning new languages seems to automatically open up your mind to other experiences and you naturally view the world differently.

I think learning languages is really fun and also a valuable window to culture.