Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Grant Christian Headed to Germany, Excited about Learning More German

Dear Friends at Saint John's,

Recently I took the Defense Language Aptitude Battery test, which is essentially a test to determine your aptitude for learning new languages. I scored slightly above the average of the soldiers at the Defense Language Institute, which is where the military sends soldiers (a very, very small proportion of all soldiers) to learn new languages. Needless to say I am thrilled about this, because it means there is a very real possibility that I could be sent to the language school to learn a new language as part of my job. How cool is that?? Now if that doesn’t underscore the true value of a liberal arts education I don’t know what does.