Languages & Linguistics
I am now retired, but in the past taught foreign languages at college level.
It was required at the time to study a foreign language, which I did as a freshman. I enjoyed being able to use the language with foreign students, so the next year I added another language, and the following year yet another.
I have traveled all over the world to all continents since then and find knowing the language as a being very useful. I also learned some of the languages my ancestors had spoken and that was interesting. (I must add that I speak those languages with varying degrees of fluency – some more than others.
It’s a small world! Learn to talk to other people in it!