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Laura Faircloth, Graduating Senior on Arabic Studies

Laura Faircloth“As a graduating senior, I have really enjoyed studying Arabic during my time here at the college.  As difficult as it was, the support of my professors and the camaraderie with my classmates made studying Arabic a little easier, and definitely more fun.  It was also really cool to see how much I learned; four years ago I was illiterate and completely confused by Arabic, but now I and many of my classmates can have intelligent discussions about complex political discussions without lapsing into English. One of the best parts of learning Arabic was studying abroad in Jordan, where I used Arabic regularly in daily life. My host mother even told everyone that I spoke Arabic, which made me really happy.”