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Ask Away: 5 Questions for a High School Student Learning Italian & French

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a High School Student Learning Italian & French

December 13, 2018

For high school student Merrill, language and cultural skills will bring her closer to a future career in International Relations. Learn her tips for switching between languages and also about a German exchange student who became just like family! 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a High School Senior Learning French

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a High School Senior Learning French

December 6, 2018

Abigail, a future historian, plans to continue her study of French in college with a goal to “speak like a local” when she visits France one day!

Connecting Across Cultures: A Future Educator Speaks to the Value of Language Learning

Connecting Across Cultures: A Future Educator Speaks to the Value of Language Learning

December 4, 2018

A heritage speaker of Korean, Casey is earning her Master’s degree to teach Arabic. Learn why she believes language learning is vital and her tips for starters—then check back for her continuing story!

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Gilman and Freeman-ASIA Scholar in South Korea

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Gilman and Freeman-ASIA Scholar in South Korea

October 25, 2018

A longtime fan of K-pop and K-drama, Barnard College and Colombia University psychology student Nabila is now studying abroad with the help of some scholarships: Learn more about her story and follow her adventures on Instagram.

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Gilman Scholar Learning Spanish and Neuroscience

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Gilman Scholar Learning Spanish and Neuroscience

October 2, 2018

With the help of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, JHU student Edo traveled to Spain: Learn about her Instagram project, advice for STEM majors, and future career plans.

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a German-Speaking Student Advocate with Plans to Teach

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a German-Speaking Student Advocate with Plans to Teach

September 27, 2018

Learn how Kate advocated for the Seal of Biliteracy to be adopted in Ohio and how she continues to advocate for language learning as a History & German double major at the Ohio State University. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future MD Who Speaks Portuguese, Cape Verdean Kriolu & Spanish

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future MD Who Speaks Portuguese, Cape Verdean Kriolu & Spanish

September 19, 2018

Jacinta knows that her language skills will improve the medical experience of her future patients. From her Fulbright research on the impact of Zika to finding her confidence while abroad, she’s sharing her story here!

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Diplomat and Student of Russian

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Diplomat and Student of Russian

September 6, 2018

OSU International Affairs and Russian student Sydnee is back from a summer abroad in Moscow. Hear about her decision to double major,  her home stay experience, and her tips for other language learners! 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a CLS Japanese Program Alumna

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a CLS Japanese Program Alumna

August 22, 2018

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Asian Languages & Literatures major Sydney has returned from her recent study abroad trip to Japan with advice for other language learners… and she’s sharing it with us here! 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student Volunteer & Future International Aid Professional

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student Volunteer & Future International Aid Professional

August 14, 2018

George Mason Community Health major Nicole uses her Spanish skills to volunteer in Peru at a home for children in need of medical assistance—learn about some of her most memorable exchanges here!