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            My choice to minor in Italian kind of happened by accident, I planned to take the required classes and then leave. What I didn’t know is that I would somehow keep being pulled in to take more and more classes until I realized I had a minor. I have always loved Italy, the culture, the history, the food. Everything about it has always made me just inherently happy. I knew coming into college that I wanted to take Italian for my language requirement, but if you had told me I would choose to minor in the language I would have laughed at you. 

            I have always loved the idea of learning languages, but in actuality, I am not great at it. I took French in high school and retained none of it. Italian has been challenging, but so worth it. I have gone through about a million emotions throughout my years taking Italian here at UNT. I met one of my roommates and closest friends in class. I made plans to study abroad in Florence and had to cancel them because of COVID.  

            I have laughed harder and cried more because of these Italian classes. This semester, I complete my last class in the Italian minor. It is interesting to look back and see where I am now compared to when I started. As I move on in my life, I will always hold these memories dear, and hopefully one day I can go to Italy and use my newfound skills. So, all this being said…if you have a chance to take a language, do it! Even if you aren’t naturally great, you will gain so many skills and create friendships that will last a lifetime. 

Spero che tu abbia passato un ottimo semestre e ti auguro buona fortuna. 

Junior at UNT studying History and Pre-Law. When I'm not reading, I enjoy baking, yoga, and watching 2000s Rom Coms.
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