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3 Reasons to Consider Earning a Foreign Language Degree Abroad

The U.S. News and World Report – Anayat Durrani

“Native American Kim McCabe, who belongs to the Navajo Nation, could say the French language had her at “bonjour.” The Colorado native says it was during middle school that she realized how big her world had become, just by speaking another language – and that mastering French would be her long-term goal. “I could communicate with millions more people around the world, not just in France,” says McCabe, who is pursuing her master’s in French at Middlebury College in Vermont. She will spend one summer of her program at the Middlebury Language Schools’ School of French in Vermont and a full academic year abroad at the Middlebury School in France. There are many reasons to pursue a foreign language degree abroad. The six official languages of the United Nations – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish – are widely spoken worldwide. They also serve as languages of international diplomacy and global business. Here are some additional reasons students from around the world have chosen to earn a foreign language degree in another country.”(more)

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