My language learning journey began at the age of 14 when I entered my high school Japanese class. As I quickly excelled in the class, I found that, through language, I was able to connect with Japanese exchange students, enjoy Japanese music and movies, and appreciate the Japanese culture more than ever. I realised that language is the best platform to understand and appreciate another culture. After several trips to Japan in high school, I decided to major my undergraduate studies in East Asian Languages and Literature, with a specialisation in Spanish. Through my one year abroad in Spain and my semester abroad in Japan, I realised that my passion in life is to travel and immerse myself in other cultures. Language is the essential tool that allows me to do that. After graduating, I moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and worked at a Spanish language school, working in the admissions department. I travelled all over South America and perfected my Spanish abilities. After two and a half years, I decided to continue my higher education and moved to Germany to do my master’s degree in Latin American studies. I learned German and enjoyed the classic German university experience in a small city in north-western Germany. Through my programme, I was able to spend a semester in Guadalajara, Mexico, researching for my thesis on women in Mexican cinema. After graduating from the MA, I moved to Tel Aviv, Israel, and began working as a content writer and studying Hebrew. Throughout this journey, language has been the most tangible skill set that I have used to adapt and integrate into multiple countries. I am passionate about connecting with people from different backgrounds, exploring new regions and tasting local food. I wish to continue travelling and expanding my horizons, all the while using language to do so.