Students say pushing past the discomfort of talking to others who don’t speak the same language builds unity, breaks down barriers


Language plays a large part in the friends people make on campus, according to three BYU-Hawaii students. Making friends with someone who does not speak the same language fluently is more difficult because the student is put outside their comfort zone.

Students share their experiences and challenges learning a different language

Braving the challenges of studying a foreign language, students from BYU-Hawaii shared their experiences as they took on a different kind of adventure through learning languages outside of their own native tongue.

Beyond speaking a second language

Learning a new language and living in a different culture has benefitted the lives of returned missionaries who served in foreign-speaking missions, according to four RMs who served in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Madagascar. 

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