In USA Today, Marshall ’16 Helps Students Break Study Abroad Language Barrier

By diprinziod | January 21, 2015

Natalie Marshall ’16, an International Studies major at Arcadia, offers advice to fellow study abroad students in her Jan. 16 USA Today College piece, “5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Foreign Language Skills.” Marshall, who is studying abroad in Paris, writes about small changes in daily activities that help with vocabulary and understanding, such as switching language settings on devices.

Studying abroad is an exciting and challenging time in a student’s academic career, but those who travel to non-Anglophone countries usually face an added challenge — the language barrier. This extra challenge is not as daunting as it seems, as there are simple ways to improve your language competence before you leave and even during your time abroad. Whether you need to brush up on the language skills you already have or you’re starting from scratch, these five activities can help you boost your language abilities.

Read the full article. Marshall also recently published “Viewpoint: Why Students Should Not Worry About Studying in Paris” in USA Today College on Jan. 12.