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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! 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Francophone Student Language Advocate

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Francophone Student Language Advocate

July 12, 2018

Co-founder of a student-led organization to promote French, Kiley, along with fellow students, advocates for programs and school resources as well as shares success stories in Louisiana’s only French student newspaper!

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Meteorologist Learning Spanish

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Meteorologist Learning Spanish

June 27, 2018

Tevian’s an Ohio State student with a future career in atmospheric science. Hear how his recent study abroad stay in Madrid has made an impact on his language skills. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Recent Grad En Route to Business Training in Dubai

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Recent Grad En Route to Business Training in Dubai

June 13, 2018

A self-professed traveler, language learner, and entrepreneur, Brian shares how his love of multiple languages (Chinese, Uzbek, German, Arabic, and others!) and keen interest in business and culture are taking him on a new adventure abroad. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Teacher of Arabic

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Teacher of Arabic

June 7, 2018

Inspired to explore a language & culture about which she knew nothing, Casey began a journey with Arabic that would lead to an undergraduate exploration of teaching methods, overseas immersion, a grad program, and soon her own language classroom!

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student of German with a Future in Politics

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student of German with a Future in Politics

May 24, 2018

Conor fell in love with the German language and culture while visiting Berlin on his first-ever international trip; as a Temple University student, he returned to the city for a closer look, with new language skills and new perspective.  

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a High School Learner of Chinese, Spanish & French

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a High School Learner of Chinese, Spanish & French

May 16, 2018

A strong believer in the value of engaging students and parents in support of dynamic language classes, Albert’s learning Spanish and French in addition to his native Mandarin. He also shares tips for practicing your skills with everyday activities! 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Professional Singer, Learning about Arias in Italy

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Professional Singer, Learning about Arias in Italy

May 2, 2018

As a Vocal Performance major, Bo knows that both pronunciation and understanding are vital where foreign songs are concerned. Learn about his undergrad exploration of Italian, French, and German—including a semester studying abroad in Milan! 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Double Major Studying Abroad in Chile

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Double Major Studying Abroad in Chile

April 24, 2018

Indiana born Butler student, Matt, shares his inspiration to learn his grandfather’s native Spanish, his advice for fellow students considering immersion, and the value language skills add to his creativity as a writer and individual.

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Japanese-Speaking Future Diplomat

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Japanese-Speaking Future Diplomat

March 1, 2018

Kyle taught English in Japan with the JET Program after his undergraduate degree as a way to explore the culture and strengthen his Japanese language skills. It became an important step on his way to a future career in diplomacy and foreign policy.