Why study a language
Learning a foreign language can transform any career. And it will lead to amazing adventures along the way.
Specialising in foreign languages can lead to a career traveling the globe as an interpreter, diplomat or foreign correspondent, giving you a front-row seat to watch history unfold.
But almost any career – from finance, to law to engineering – can be transformed by studying a foreign language. Even a basic understanding of a language that is important to your employer can open the door to rapid promotions and prestigious foreign assignments.
And learning languages can be one of the most fun things you can do. You can learn Spanish by talking football in Buenos Aires; improve your Italian by watching opera in Milan; and perfect your Chinese by exploring the spicy food of Sichuan.
Less than a quarter of the world speaks English. Learning languages opens doors to the other three-quarters – and a world of hidden opportunities.