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Blogger Abroad: Charlie Meets Axel, a Multilingual Train Conductor

Blogger Abroad: Charlie Meets Axel, a Multilingual Train Conductor

July 11, 2017

Student Voices

Study abroad student and one of our “Your Story on the Rails” contest winners, Charlie shares some thoughts following a recent conversation in his second language—German!

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Manga Drawing Contest Announced: Enter to Win Free Online Japanese Tutoring with Verbling

Manga Drawing Contest Announced: Enter to Win Free Online Japanese Tutoring with Verbling

July 10, 2017

Contests & Initiatives

Are you a US high school student who wants to learn Japanese, or, already learning the language, wants to improve some more? Now’s your time to shine! Submit your manga drawing for the chance to win online lessons with a native Japanese instructor!

Foreign Flick Friday: Dystopian Thriller Series Wows in Portuguese

July 7, 2017

Films & Shows

3%, the first Netflix original series from Brazil, and featuring an entirely Brazilian cast, imagines a futuristic São Paulo where young people must compete for a slim chance at a better life.

Foreign Flick Friday: Dutch Drama Brings Perspective, Warmth

June 30, 2017

Films & Shows

Recipient of a Golden Film Award, among others, Denis Bots’ Cool Kids Don’t Cry follows Akkie—a vibrant 8th grade soccer enthusiast—and her band of classmates as together they cope with her cancer diagnosis and learn the power of love & friendship.

Leading with Interpretation: Using Language Skills to Support Diplomacy at the UN

Leading with Interpretation: Using Language Skills to Support Diplomacy at the UN

June 27, 2017

Languages & Careers

Two interpreters describe the skills required for simultaneous interpretation and share details about their work at UN Headquarters in NYC. Learn how fast-paced, rewarding, and meaningful this type of work can be!  

Foreign Flick Friday: Turkish Film Introduces the Cats of Istanbul

June 23, 2017

Films & Shows

The Bosphorus Strait, Hagia Sophia, and thousands of cats: Istanbul wouldn’t be the same without them! Filmmaker Ceyda Torun shares the unique relationship between cats, the city, and its inhabitants in this heartwarming Turkish documentary.

Leading with Korean: Helping Her Community with Bilingual Customer Service

Leading with Korean: Helping Her Community with Bilingual Customer Service

June 21, 2017

Languages & Careers

Grace Lee wasn’t initially seeking a bilingual job, but she leapt at the opportunity to put her Korean skills to use. She loves her work and describes customers’ sincere appreciation for her understanding of their language and culture.

“Your Story on the Rails” Bloggers Arrive in Europe: Charlie’s Train Tips from Austria

“Your Story on the Rails” Bloggers Arrive in Europe: Charlie’s Train Tips from Austria

June 20, 2017

Student Voices

How early should you arrive at the station? What is the reservation process like? And what if you struggle with motion sickness? Charlie (& a surprise guest!) shares pointers on navigating the train system while exploring with his Eurail Global Pass.

Foreign Flick Friday: Young Actors Take the Lead in our Bollywood Double Feature

June 16, 2017

Films & Shows

Nil Battey Sannata (The New Classmate) and Dhanak (The Rainbow) follow children on adventures to find themselves and their dreams of a better future. For Hindi speakers or other movie-lovers seeking a heartfelt laugh—Enjoy!

Leading with Russian, Bulgarian, Korean & more: FBI Linguists on the Skills Required to Serve

Leading with Russian, Bulgarian, Korean & more: FBI Linguists on the Skills Required to Serve

June 13, 2017

Languages & Careers

Watch as FBI language specialists share insights on the hiring process and what day-to-day assignments are like for linguists at the federal agency. They stress the importance of strong language skills and a drive to keep learning on the job.