College of Letters & Science | International Division
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.
Learning another language really can do more for you than you know.
Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
I really would not be where I am today without my knowledge of the Spanish language.
Don't stop at one language. After just a couple years into your first one, you'll find you can pick up completely unrelated languages because your mind begins seeking the subtleties that make acquisition easier.
Studying languages has always been a passion of mine, and the opportunity to live and study in another country is completely invaluable to one's personal development.
I enjoy being able to travel and speak in the native language, and it always impresses the locals in Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, etc that the blonde girl is fluent in Spanish!
Hebrew (Modern), Spanish, Swedish
I love being able to speak a language that so few people know!
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.
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 think I am more creative and unique because I speak three languages. I appreciate different cultures fully and embrace different art, tastes, sounds and places.