College of Letters & Science | International Division
Learning a new language is always a challenge, but it's also incredibly inspiring and gratifying.
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.
Language not only gave me the confidence to become a strong leader within the Hmong community, but also to become more aware of the cultural differences we have in the world.
Learning a new language or learning about your own language will help you discover so much about that culture.
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.
Study and live abroad, immerse yourself in the culture and life.
Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
I really would not be where I am today without my knowledge of the Spanish language.
The study of Spanish empowered me to develop life-long relationships, gave me the opportunity to study abroad, led me to further my graduate study of Spanish literature, and helped me meet my wife.
I'll always be grateful for following through on my decision to learn Norwegian.