Learning a second language didn’t always come easily to Mats Haaland ’13. After struggling to learn and speak Spanish in high school, Haaland decided to try a new language at Susquehanna—Italian.
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Majoring in Italian gave Alexander Beale ’15 a chance to connect with his mother’s culture and receive his first formal training in her native language.
As a broadcasting major, Caroline Woodward ‘19 came into college expecting to learn camera angles, design work and reporting. But when it came time to fulfill her language requirement, she wanted a new experience.
Hannah Kelly-Quigley ’20 has always been fascinated with Chinese culture—an interest encouraged and cultivated by her adoptive parents.
Lucia Garabo's Italian major is more than a field of study—it's a way to connect with her family and her Italian heritage.
English, politics, publishing, Spanish ... Maribeth Guarino '17 was interested in all of those subjects and didn't want to give up any.
Senior history major Rachel Baer has received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for an English Teaching Assistantship in Germany for the 2017-18 academic year.
After studying public policy, political science and Spanish, Christina Martin '18 hopes to land an international public policy job that works in Spanish-speaking countries.
When Allison Crowell arrived at Susquehanna in 2004, the middling Spanish student, who grew up on a rural orchard near Gettysburg, Pa., would have laughed at the notion of becoming an award-winning Spanish teacher in Washington, D.C.
Having the freedom to take several courses outside her field of study allowed Shayna Freed '11 to build skills that have been crucial to her job at a Philadelphia theater.