Sarah Dahl

Address:
New York, NY

Sarah Dahl

Majors and certificates

Spanish

Graduation year

1993

After graduation

I went to law school and am now an immigration lawyer in New York City.

Motivation

My passion for Spanish was sparked when I started studying the language in high school. From that moment on, there was a desire to keep learning more. The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn.

How language enriched

The study of Spanish led to an interest in Spanish speaking cultures, which led to travel to these places and a growing desire to learn more. Visiting a foreign country and communicating in the native language is a wonderful experience, and one I have sought to replicate over and over.

Favorite memory

All of the teachers were first-rate and I enjoyed the content of the classes more than other classes. Valued experiences

How language was maintained

I speak some Spanish as part of my job and I have close relationships with native Spanish speakers. I also visit Spanish speaking countries about once a year.

Advice for others

If you enjoy learning a language, pursue it fully and experience some of the cultures that speak that language. It will enrich your life even if you do not pursue a profession that is based on the language.

Favorite word or phrase

Claro! — "Of course!"

Quote

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