“Some of my favorite words are not in English,” said Sammy Singer, a freshman majoring in international studies. “A lot of them are in the German language.”
Since the age of 14, Singer’s interest in languages has lead her to learn four: German, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
“I love being able to connect with people in their native language and how much deeper a connection you have when you’re able to speak their native tongue,” Singer said.
Singer wants to travel everywhere and seeks to learn as many languages as she can in order to have a greater understanding of individuals and their cultures.
“I don’t know what my life would be like without those languages,” Singer said. “They’ve opened my mind and my perspective of the world.”