In our interconnected world an interdisciplinary skill set is necessary. Language, of course, is one of the most important of those skills.
And, if you see yourself working anywhere outside of the United States, or, increasingly, anywhere period, being multilingual not only sets you apart but opens doors that otherwise would be closed.
As 2017 Russian and Political Science graduate Dylan Keough explains so well, having the chance to study Russian while at the UO has enabled him to connect better with some of the 50,000+ Russian speakers in his home state. He also hopes to use his language skills for work or advanced study where his Russian can be put to good use.
No matter where you see yourself in the future, there may be a dream fulfilling language or study abroad program at the UO that will help you get there. A particularly unique one is the Self Study Language Program (LT 199).
See languages.uoregon.edu for more information on all languages at UO.