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Roman Papademetriou: Taking a new approach to learning a language

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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 3:21 pm

As I stepped out of the car to begin my Pre-Departure Orientation, I was struck with a stifling wave of elation. Although it may have been the humidity of Washington D.C. that caused this momentary fervor, I know that my proliferating excitement was a result of months of anticipation. I dragged my bursting suitcase to the lobby of the hotel, kissed my parents goodbye, and stepped into a conference room filled with students. It was easy to tell that these students had also been struck with this same wave of elation, as the conference room seemed to be transformed into a commotion of intellectual conversations and a frenzy of giggles. Peers from all over the country: Florida, Wisconsin, Boston, Alaska, Michigan, and Hawaii were all gathered together in one conference room, under one program, with one goal -- to learn a new language.

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