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I really would not be where I am today without my knowledge of the Spanish language.

Learning Kazakh was an entirely new experience, as it brought me out of my comfort zone and exposed me to an entirely new culture with vastly different beliefs, traditions and customs.

Learning languages has enriched my life in many ways, and has has enabled me to communicate with people with whom I would otherwise not be able to communicate. 

I cannot express how much my study abroad experience in Rovinj, Croatia means to me. I light up any time that I talk about it or look at pictures. There's so much that I gained from it - from knowledge to confidence.

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

I've been able to travel to many French-speaking countries and being able to speak the language makes the experience all the more rewarding.

Being able to talk to someone and being forced to rack your brain for how to say something is the best way to learn a language.

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. 

My familiarity with the language has opened up many doors to amazing parts of the Indian cultural landscape that would have otherwise been inaccessible to me.

Learning another language is like discovering another version of yourself, and it is a key that opens many doors.