Ask Away Interviews
February 9, 2018
Yo Azama was named ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year in 2012, but languages weren’t always easy for him! Learn about his first overseas immersion experience as well as his advice for students considering the teaching profession.
January 29, 2018
Now teaching in Senegal, Derrick first arrived in Francophone Africa on a Peace Corps mission to Burkina Faso, where he learned French on site! Learn how he met the challenge to speak like a local and connect with his new community.
January 22, 2018
The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Angela learned Mandarin before English—but maintaining those skills has not always been easy! She recently got candid with us about the obstacles and the incredible rewards of learning a heritage language.
January 10, 2018
Linda Egnatz was named ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year in 2014. Every day, she inspires her students to challenge themselves, communicate widely, and take risks. Learn more about how she came to the language teaching profession here.
December 14, 2017
Having been to Thailand as a high school student, Lauren just completed a Fulbright teaching fellowship there! Watch her testimonial video and read on to learn how her adventures continue to shape her perspectives and professional plans.
December 1, 2017
Megan aspires to work at a university as a historian in the future, but when she returned from a recent study abroad trip to Osaka, she shared her findings with local preschoolers: Learn what first inspired her adventures here!
November 21, 2017
Studying abroad for any length of time can be eye-opening and improve both language skills and cultural understanding: Future IBM consultant and student of Mandarin, Maddie, completed her undergraduate degree overseas! Hear her story and advice.
November 9, 2017
We’re speaking with Steven, a writer and MFA graduate whose love of Greek mythology led him to a new language & culture, a new country, new adventures, and a forthcoming book! Learn about his favorite moments here.
October 31, 2017
We’re catching up with Jacquelyn, a high school senior, heritage learner, and student of 4 languages. In addition to sharing her top language learning tips, she talks immersion experiences and future plans. Get ready, law school: She’s on her way!
October 24, 2017
Lehigh University graduate Matthew speaks with us about his Swiss study abroad experience, how French skills help him stand out in a crowd, and his tips for those considering a career in diplomacy or international development.