Learning a language is the "most humanizing thing you can do"

Rachel Anne Lott, one of the 60 young winners of a multilingual essay contest organized by the United Nations and ELS Educational Services Inc. Photo: UN Radio / Deganit Perez

Learning a new language is the "most humanizing thing you can do" for yourself.

That's according to Rachel Anne Lott, one of the 60 young winners of a multilingual essay contest organized by the United Nations and ELS Educational Services Inc.

In her case, learning Arabic has allowed her to see "through the stereotypes that are often portrayed here in the US", she explained.

Ms Lott, who is 19 year-old, is studying Arabic and International Relations at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she has just completed her second year.

Deganit Perez asked Ms Lott how she decided to study Arabic and how it has impacted her life.

Duration: 2'17''

 

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