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Ask Away: 5 Questions for a College Senior Bringing Support for Mandarin to Campus

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a College Senior Bringing Support for Mandarin to Campus

November 20, 2019

Samara wanted to bridge a gap between international and domestic students at her school, so she established a local chapter of national non-profit Project Pengyou. Learn about their group as well as her own study abroad journey. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Translator & Interpreter

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Translator & Interpreter

November 7, 2019

Working toward her goal of becoming a translator and interpreter, high school senior Alyssa is currently learning four languages. Her motivation? Learning about someone else’s language and culture makes them happy! 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student Pursuing International Research in French

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student Pursuing International Research in French

October 24, 2019

Madeleine uses her French skills everywhere from a monthly film night on campus and a French club for younger students to biomedical research in the South of France. Read her story here. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a PhD Candidate who Rediscovered her Lost ASL

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a PhD Candidate who Rediscovered her Lost ASL

September 26, 2019

Breanne was born hard-of-hearing and learned ASL as a child; it wasn’t until college that she began learning the language again. Learn what she’d like to share with the world about ASL and Deaf culture. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for an International Student New to ASL

Ask Away: 5 Questions for an International Student New to ASL

September 19, 2019

Jasmine was drawn to learn ASL because of its uniqueness. She joined the Cornell University Deaf Awareness Project (CUDAP) last year and has gained a wealth of knowledge about the Deaf community. Learn about her CUDAP experiences here. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student of Korean at Yonsei University

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student of Korean at Yonsei University

September 5, 2019

Addie pursued learning about the Korean language and culture to connect more deeply with her family and chose to live abroad in South Korea to improve her speaking skills. Check out her story! 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student of Russian at the University of Georgia

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student of Russian at the University of Georgia

August 13, 2019

Caroline is passionate about Russian language and culture; read about her persistence when applying to study abroad and what she plans to do with her skills and experience in the future!

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student of German at Arizona State University

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student of German at Arizona State University

August 8, 2019

Monica is working towards completing a minor in German Language in addition to obtaining a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages while also reconnecting with her heritage language of Tagalog.

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Cornell Student Advocating for ASL

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Cornell Student Advocating for ASL

July 25, 2019

Mary Grace joined the Cornell University Deaf Awareness Project when she found out her university didn’t offer ASL classes; learn about how she helped advocate for the establishment of ASL classes at Cornell and what she’s learned.

Ask Away: 5 Questions for an Online Student of French

Ask Away: 5 Questions for an Online Student of French

July 11, 2019

Claire’s school didn’t offer French, so she enrolled in an online course taught by Montana public school teachers. Hear about her experience as an online student, and also how she supplements her coursework with immersive experiences.