What’s Better than Doing Something You Love with the People You Love?

January 23, 2014

I am a traveller. I’m constantly on Google Earth, looking up the most random places in the world and taking a virtual tour.

I am also a language-lover. Everyone is good at something. My something just happens to be languages. I want to combine my love for languages with my love for travelling to become an interpreter. There is just something about other cultures that is both alluring and captivating. I want to learn about every type of person, every type of culture. It’s like playing dress-up, but in a different way of life.

I chose to study Chinese at MMLA because I wanted to learn Chinese and my school doesn’t offer it (only French and Spanish, both of which I take). When I heard about the MMLA program, I knew I had to do this. I just didn’t know how much I would be challenged with it. But I loved every single second. It wasn’t just language learning; we also learned culture, which I am fascinated by.

To this day, I can’t remember why I chose to go to GMC specifically. But it was the best decision I have ever made in my entire life because I met people that literally changed my life. The stars were perfectly aligned.

I’m returning to MMLA this summer to continue my Chinese education. And why GMC, so far away from home? Obviously, to see my friends again. Because what’s better than doing something you love with the people you love?”

Jasmine Hubara is junior in high school from Charleston, South Carolina. She is currently attending MMLA for Chinese, but also takes French and Spanish in school. This is her second year at Green Mountain College. Outside of school, she’s active in her synagogue youth and is busy with her senior thesis project and planning her future trip around the world (a girl can dream, right?).