College of Letters & Science | International Division
Through my study of Portuguese I have met friends, travelled and had adventures, learned new ways of seeing the world, and generally had an enormous amount of fun.
You never know where your language will lead you.
Living or working in the country of the language you are studying is a "must." Only then can you appreciate the culture and fully develop a knowledge of the language.
Immerse yourself in the language you want to learn! Don't limit yourself.
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
With at least 25% of Americans speaking Spanish as their 1st or 2nd language, I speak Spanish every day.
More than the ability to communicate in Spanish that has benefited my career, I know that my Spanish Language major immeasurably improved my ability to communicate in English.
Portuguese has been an integral part of my everyday personal life since I first started studying it.
Latin, German, Greek (Ancient)
"Never afraid of opening your mouth and speaking. Making grammar mistakes is not a big deal and is a good sign that you are practicing."
I think I am more creative and unique because I speak three languages. I appreciate different cultures fully and embrace different art, tastes, sounds and places.
If you enjoy learning a language, pursue it fully and experience some of the cultures that speak that language. It will enrich your life.