Study Abroad as a Language Requirement

“Study Abroad as a Language Requirement”

by Jacqueline Boyle via “Student Life

“Thousands of students each year choose to study abroad, with various motivations, but I wager if you were to ask language majors why they go abroad, the overwhelming majority would say, “I want to be able to speak the language.” It is a valid reason and a category I fell into before my time down in South America. The real importance, though, is the results: results that speak to the necessity of requiring all language majors to have spent time immersed in the culture and the language they wish to pursue.

When I am asked where I learned Spanish, I have some trouble. . . . “

What’s Your Opinion? Should traveling to a country that speaks your language be a requirement for language majors?