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Once you open yourself up to learning world languages, they will open you up to the world.

I feel passionate about learning, exploring, and growing through language education and cultural understanding.

Learning a new language or learning about your own language will help you discover so much about that culture.

Studying a language I was able to experience being at a large university but was able to get to know my professors and classmates well as a result of being in a small department.

Learning Spanish has led to a lifelong interest in culture and art. It's the enduring theme in both my personal and professional lives.

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

Studying languages has made me a more understanding and communicative individual. In the case of Swahili, we spent the majority of time third year discussing political and societal issues in East Africa. By forcing myself to think critically and express myself using a completely different grammatical system and vocabulary, I broadened my capacity to understand another culture. 

People's eyes light up when you speak their native language. A door opens and a new relationship is full of more possibilities and connections than before.

My study of Korean has given me the opportunity to travel, study, and work in a foreign country, and has allowed me to experience the Korean culture in a way that would not be possible otherwise.

I can’t list all the ways that the study of foreign languages has enriched my life.