I graduated with my Bachelors of Arts in Italian Language and Literature. Now, most people scratch their heads at this. What on earth can you do with that? Oh, lots of things.
By my junior year, I was already putting it to use as a freelance translator (shout out to my overseas people). During my last semester, I also spent time with one of the most prominent Italian professors in the northern hemisphere, where I worked, under his supervision, on creating a multi-theory analysis on an unnamed character in Dante.
Now that I’ve figured out one language, I’m finding it easier to rekindle my Spanish and pick up French. Learning a language means that you know how to be aware of various cultures and their traditions. By being able to manipulate your words, you can perfect your accent.
Now, this may all seem extremely boring to you, but, as an academic, it’s thrilling. The possibilities are endless! I hope to continue to learn new languages through this crazy journey called “life”.