College of Letters & Science | International Division
Languages are keys, and they open many doors. There are many doors that Arabic can unlock, and I discover more all the time.
Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew (Modern), Spanish
Studying languages has meant everything to me.
Portuguese has been an integral part of my everyday personal life since I first started studying it.
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.
Immerse yourself in the language you want to learn! Don't limit yourself.
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.
Appreciate the progress you have made, but don't be afraid to tackle new words or try a different method of learning the language.
I feel that learning the language of the community you are aiming to support demonstrates commitment and passion.
French, Spanish, Swedish
The experience of learning new languages seems to automatically open up your mind to other experiences and you naturally view the world differently.
The unique challenge of language learning and the experience of rediscovering yourself in another tongue always contributed to an unmatched camaraderie between peers.