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November 8, 2018

From New Delhi to New Haven: My Hindi Journey

New Delhi, India After three plane rides, around 48 hours of cumulative travel, and some suspicious-looking curry on my flight, I finally stumbled into the Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport around noon. As I soaked in the heat and swatted away my first of the mosquitoes I would come to know all too well throughout […]

October 17, 2018

Homesick for My Home Away from Home: Colombia

Cali, Colombia I took the red-eye flight from LA and arrived in Cali early in the morning feeling rather exhausted and grumpy, as one would expect. My deliriousness instantly evaporated when I was greeted at the airport by an old friend bearing buñuelos (basically fried, doughy, cheesy corn balls––amazing, I know). He drove me to […]

August 29, 2018

Through the Lens: Festival of the Dead across Japan

​Andrew Faulk, a photographer partnering with ​Rosetta Stone​, shares his images and thoughts from ​a journey to the ​Obon ​​​festival, where citizens of Japan honor their loved ones who’ve passed away. ​Incen​se on the grave. ​During Obon, the smell of senko incense fills Japanese houses and cemeteries. Throughout Obon holidays, relatives gather in homes and […]

July 24, 2018

From Novice to Speaker: My Vietnamese Journey

​It’s another typical family dinner. I am sitting around a table of at least 10. Everyone is laughing, shouting, and exchanging jokes and stories over delicious food. But I may as well be eating alone. See, we are at my boyfriend Derek’s family home. Derek is Vietnamese, and while I will never turn down a […]

July 17, 2018

Should English be the Official Language of the U.S.?

​About half of the countries in the world have official languages. The official language of Germany, for instance, is German. The official language of Spain is Castilian Spanish. In Italy, the official language is Italian. So what’s the official language of America? Trick question. The United States has never had an official language. 32 states […]

July 13, 2018

A Foodie in Paris: What to Eat, Drink, and Do in the City of Light

When you think incredible food, you probably think Paris, and that’s for a good reason. Not only has the City of Light, or La Ville-Lumière,  given us foodie icons like Julia Child, it’s also the epicenter of cuisine and an incubator for some of the best chefs in the world. With a reverence for wine, […]

July 11, 2018

6 Famous Mistranslations and What We Can Learn from Them

​Most language learners have tasted more than a little humble pie when trying to translate something from their native language. But these minor, very human mistakes can become international incidents when improperly handled by professional translators. Let’s take a look at a few mistranslations that have had far-reaching consequences and see what lessons these famous […]

July 2, 2018

5 Sustainable Travel Destinations You Should Consider

Sustainable destinations are gaining momentum this year as travelers think about how to invest vacation dollars wisely to support communities. While ecotourism has been around for a while, you may not be as familiar with some of the basic tenets of sustainable travel that make for a green destination. Here are five trendy locales that’ll […]

June 26, 2018

5 Things Successful Language Learners Do

Learning a new language is an exciting endeavor, but sometimes we set out to achieve an ambitious goal without fully committing to the time and effort it takes to be successful. It’s important to recognize that while practicing vocabulary a few minutes each day can be helpful to introduce a new language, being able to […]