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Learning a second language has opened so many more doors for me than I ever thought possible. My parents put me in French immersion when I started school, so going through 13 years of classes that were mostly in French certainly had a huge impact on the vocabulary I now have and my general understanding of French. Once I graduated, I took a beginner level French course in my first semester of university and that changed everything. I only took it because I figured it would be easy marks, as I did French immersion, but there were a lot of things I needed to work on that were never important in high school. I loved doing my French homework and studying for it (I know, I'm such a nerd) because I felt like it was applicable to so many things. Fast forward 3 years later and I'm currently completing an honours degree in French. Since beginning my studies I've completed an 8-week study and work term in Trois-Rivières, Québec, I have plans to do a semester long exchange in France this winter and I'm working a bilingual position at the CRA. Learning another language takes so much time, patience and a lot of self-discipline, but one day it will be so worth it!