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I think learning languages is really fun and also a valuable window to culture.

People's eyes light up when you speak their native language. A door opens and a new relationship is full of more possibilities and connections than before.

I've found studying Thai language to be quite intrinsically rewarding. Truthfully, the whole process has been just a lot of fun. 

Learning about Scandinavian culture and politics has really shaped my views on the world—and I owe my marriage to my Norwegian class! It doesn't get much better than that.

Through my study of Portuguese I have met friends, travelled and had adventures, learned new ways of seeing the world, and generally had an enormous amount of fun. 

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

Spanish opened the door to fabulous worlds!

Learning a new language opens up your life in a way that nothing else can.

Through language study, I have been lucky enough to travel, live and study in-region and forge strong friendships. A strong command of Spanish and Portuguese has also set me apart professionally in a job market where international experience and expertise are increasingly sought-after attributes.

If you enjoy learning a language, pursue it fully and experience some of the cultures that speak that language. It will enrich your life.