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If you enjoy learning a language, pursue it fully and experience some of the cultures that speak that language. It will enrich your life.

I realized that language was my ticket to holding on to this second home across the Atlantic, and I wasn't going to be satisfied until I got to my destination.

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.

Living and working abroad opened my eyes to the world in ways I didn't know possible.

Living in China has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life...Chinese has made me a better person.

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.

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

Appreciate the progress you have made, but don't be afraid to tackle new words or try a different method of learning the language.

Little bits of work pay off in big ways. Studying language takes tremendous commitment—DONT GIVE UP!

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