College of Letters & Science | International Division
Find a group of people to speak with outside of class. The best way to keep up your language skills is to speak as much as possible!
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.
Learning another language really can do more for you than you know.
French, Spanish, Swedish
Learning a new language opens up your life in a way that nothing else can.
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.
Study or do an internship abroad so that you can use your language skills in context. There is no substitute for actually having to use the language you're learning to get around a country, shop in a market, etc.!
Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew (Modern), Spanish
Studying languages has meant everything to me.
Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
I really would not be where I am today without my knowledge of the Spanish language.
Languages have completely changed the course of my life and the way I view the world in ways I never could have predicted.
Arabic, French, Hebrew (Modern)
Language affects how the world is perceived, describes all aspects of human existence, and reflects generational attitudes and emotion.