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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.

The language classes were a good place to find a sense of community within the large university.

Learning a language has exposed me to more than just words, but to culture, to people, and different ways of thinking.

There are so many opportunities to get involved with local international communities. Practice with native speakers and don't be shy!

Portuguese has been an integral part of my everyday personal life since I first started studying it.

My time in Spain also allowed me to develop my own interests and come to appreciate what I love and want to be doing with my life. 

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

My Spanish classes seemed more engaging than my non-language courses —I was always excited to go and could always count on my professors being excited as well.

I love being able to speak a language that so few people know!

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.!