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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. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Heritage Learner Who’s Determined Not to Quit!

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Heritage Learner Who’s Determined Not to Quit!

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. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Gilman Scholar on Bringing Japanese Culture Home

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Gilman Scholar on Bringing Japanese Culture Home

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!

Ask Away: 5 Questions with an NYU Shanghai Senior

Ask Away: 5 Questions with an NYU Shanghai Senior

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.