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Spanish language studies have provided me a level of comfort and mastery to conduct business in Latin America.

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

Learning Kazakh was an entirely new experience, as it brought me out of my comfort zone and exposed me to an entirely new culture with vastly different beliefs, traditions and customs.

Throughout the years, I learned two things about studying a language; the first being learning a new language is very difficult because it forces you to think in a way that no other course does. The second is that no matter how hard you work to improve your language skills there will always be something you don't know. 

Living and working abroad opened my eyes to the world in ways I didn't know possible.

My study of Korean has given me the opportunity to travel, study, and work in a foreign country, and has allowed me to experience the Korean culture in a way that would not be possible otherwise.

Learning Hmong has changed my perspective on the Hmong culture and strengthened my relationship with my community along with my parents.

I can't emphasize the value of my study abroad experiences enough. It's not just a place I've traveled to, but a place where I've learned and grown, and a place that is now a part of me.

The experience of learning new languages seems to automatically open up your mind to other experiences and you naturally view the world differently.

 I'm so glad I majored in French. The classes were great and I love being bilingual.