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Being a speaker of Japanese is an important part of my identity today, and something that I'll always carry with me.

Being able to travel to and live in a foreign country without having to rely on English is a very proud and empowering experience.

Learning a new language is always a challenge, but it's also incredibly inspiring and gratifying.

Learning and fully committing to a new language has opened my perspective to new cultures and countries.

I feel passionate about seeing the world from as many different vantage points as possible, and trying to place all the struggles and triumphs of humanity into a deeper, more meaningful context.

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

It's one thing to learn about language and culture in the classroom, but it's so much more impactful to live somewhere for a year and see if your pre-conceived ideas about the country were accurate and which ones were not.

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.

Immerse yourself in the language you want to learn! Don't limit yourself.

My German skills have enabled me to do a lot of things that I otherwise couldn't.