For some, learning a new language can feel like gaining a new tool in your cultural arsenal. It is a way to interact with people of a different culture – broadening your perspectives and experiencing previously unexplored adventures.

“Which language should I choose?”

No language is “better” than the rest. Your preferences will also play a role in deciding which language you want to learn, but if you’re looking to be practical – there are some languages which are more widely spoken such as Mandarin, English, Hindi, Spanish, Arabic, and many more.

The language which will be most useful to you will depend entirely on where you wish to explore, but one thing is for certain – knowing English will be a massive boost. Despite not being ranked as the most commonly spoken language in the world; it is somewhat considered the go-to language in various countries.

By no means limit yourself to one language, but a hot tip is to improve your English before attempting new ones!

Winners

What They Say

Manish Sonal, India
Winner of KTH Masters Challenge 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at KTH
“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
Saravanan Yuvaraja, India
Winner of GE Light the way Challenge
“GE Light the Way Concepts for the future of Office Lighting Innovation Challenge Competition was one of my best life time experiences. This challenge had given me a chance to know exactly, what the organization is looking from the innovative student community for creating smart and sustainable world in the future.”
Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
Winner of the Blue Bag Competition 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at Lund University
Arlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York
“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”