Opening the Borders of Your World
Teaching for the EPIC program

Opening the Borders of Your World

Like most MSU students right now, Elena Vasileva has returned home to finish her semester virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The only difference is that for her, home happens to be in Russia.

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Languages: An Antidote to Hatred

Arabic, German, Swedish, and a smattering of Ancient Greek. Sam Meade is not a language major and he may not be fluent yet, but these are all languages he’s studied in one way or another during his four years at Michigan State.

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One More Language Can’t Hurt

Alexa Delon is a freshman at Michigan State University studying in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities with a minor in Korean. Language and culture aren’t just the majors she chose to study; they’re central to her identity and the reason she chose to attend MSU in the first place.

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Reevaluating the Importance of Foreign Languages

It’s no secret that Americans place very little importance on foreign language learning in comparison to other countries. Whether or not this is a problem for our country comes with different answers, depending on who you talk to.

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