College of Letters & Science | International Division
I feel passionate about learning, exploring, and growing through language education and cultural understanding.
Learning Spanish has led to a lifelong interest in culture and art. It's the enduring theme in both my personal and professional lives.
Learning German and living abroad has given me so much self confidence and tolerance for other ways of life.
Language classes were different because they were so immediately applicable -- you learned a skill you could practice right away.
The unique challenge of language learning and the experience of rediscovering yourself in another tongue always contributed to an unmatched camaraderie between peers.
I'll always be grateful for following through on my decision to learn Norwegian.
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.
Immerse yourselves as fully as possible at your earliest opportunity, and become comfortable with making a fool of yourself on a daily basis. Fluency will follow.
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.
Learning a new language is always a challenge, but it's also incredibly inspiring and gratifying.