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.
There are so many opportunities to get involved with local international communities. Practice with native speakers and don't be shy!
Studying a language I was able to experience being at a large university but was able to get to know my professors and classmates well as a result of being in a small department.
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.
Learning a language has exposed me to more than just words, but to culture, to people, and different ways of thinking.
Learning a new language or learning about your own language will help you discover so much about that culture.
I've found studying Thai language to be quite intrinsically rewarding. Truthfully, the whole process has been just a lot of fun.
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.
Never quit studying, your language is a gift for life!
Appreciate the progress you have made, but don't be afraid to tackle new words or try a different method of learning the language.