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

I can’t list all the ways that the study of foreign languages has enriched my life. 

I feel passionate about learning, exploring, and growing through language education and cultural understanding.

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.

More than the ability to communicate in Spanish that has benefited my career, I know that my Spanish Language major immeasurably improved my ability to communicate in English.

Never quit studying, your language is a gift for life!

With at least 25% of Americans speaking Spanish as their 1st or 2nd language, I speak Spanish every day.

I really would not be where I am today without my knowledge of the Spanish language.

Take every opportunity to practice your secondary language, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

 Learning Portuguese opened up new job and travel opportunities for me around the world.