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Using Multiple Languages to Educate Global Communities

Nick Ott is one the busiest and most passionate language students in Folwell Hall. He is currently studying German and Spanish while pursuing a marketing degree from the Carlson School of Management and a minor in education. Nick balances his liberal arts education with his other studies. “I like the wide variety of things to choose from. For example, I can take linguistics and other elective classes for my own interest even if it’s not necessarily in my major.”
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Beyond the Borders of the Classroom

Sarah Abdella-El Kallassy is a global studies senior who has had a positive impact on individuals at home and abroad through her experiences and commitment to cultural awareness. Sarah’s fluency in Pashto language allowed her to successfully serve in the United States Marine Corps for six years. Her work with the Afghan people while deployed in Afghanistan bolstered a passion for further study of global cultures.
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Fostering a Creative Environment

Cole Kelleher is a MGIS graduate who has continued his journey with the University of Minnesota after graduation as a cartographer and support coordinator with the U of M’s Polar Geospatial Center (PGC). He began working with PGC as a graduate research assistant where he creates maps and helps conduct research in Antarctica. His work was recently featured in a special issue of TIME Magazine on Modern Explorers.

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