Jonathan Wertheim ’15 Senior Profile: French and German Studies

wertheim_jonathanIt goes without saying that my studies in both French and German have raised my level of understanding of world cultures, including my own, and have sparked my interest in life-long learning. They have also provided with the tools necessary to critically analyze literary texts, official translations, films, and even paintings. In addition, my ability to communicate with others in both academic and informal settings has been enhanced.
However, the most valuable lesson that the study of modern languages has taught me is the importance of open-mindedness and tolerance. Just this semester, I studied prostitution, romance tourism, and different forms of sexuality. By engaging in such areas of study, I became more understanding of cultural norms that differ from my own.
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