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Author: Armi Kauppila

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Armi Kauppila is one of Global Citizen Year's 2016 Senegal Fellows. She loves to learn about different cultures and languages. She's Finnish but not finished with adventures!

Posted June 7, 2016, 9 a.m. by Armi Kauppila | View Comments
Embrace a foreign language with these 5 effective tips!

Are you going overseas as part of a teen summer program or gap year and nervous about getting lost in a foreign language? Think you will struggle expressing basic needs in a new environment? Afraid of getting laughed at by locals for making "easy" language mistakes? Take my advice to push yourself through it and get the most out of it. Before starting my bridge year with Global Citizen Year in Senegal, I was most excited about learning a whole new language – French. It would be tough, but I had a lot of energy so I would rock it! ...