Read about our Language and Culture Studies Majors as they stand in our Spotlight!

March 2023

Xingyuan Zhang
Arabic and Japanese Major
President’s Fellow, Language & Culture Studies

Xinguan writes about her interest in learning different cultures from different countries. Read about her experiences studying abroad in Japan and Jordan.

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April 2023


Taive Muenzberg
Italian Studies and Hispanic Studies Major

Taive writes about how taking a chance and enrolling in Italian 101 lead her to a completely different major and experience  than she had envisioned when she first began here at Trinity.

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March 2023

Gabriel R. Sorondo Guirola
Hispanic Studies Major
President’s Fellow, Language & Culture Studies

Gabriel writes about his experiences being a Hispanic Studies Major while also being a native Spanish speaker and Latin American

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April 2021


Tucker O’Brien
Chinese and Japanese Major

Enjoy reading about Tucker’s opportunity to study abroad in China through the River Cities of Asia Program. His fascination with both languages and cultures.  And with his double majoring, his expectations for international travels to China and Japan and how that fits into his future plans.

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March 2021


Ben Salfeld
German Major

Ben writes how German has become an integral part of his experience at Trinity and his memorable Summer Study Abroad Program to Berlin in 2019.

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February 2021


Tessa Endresen ’21
Italian Major

Tessa writes about her appreciation for the beauty of the Italian language,  lessons from Rome, and exploring the art of teaching the Italian language.

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January 2021

Mimi MacKilligan ’21

President’s Fellow for the
Department of Language and Culture Studies

Mimi is majoring in French and German, minoring in Japanese.
She writes about her love of languages.

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