Leah Gilman's "job" this summer was to learn Arabic. A multimedia journalism major at the University of Texas at Austin, she took Arabic from 9:30 to 3:30 every day, for 10 weeks. She took time out for an interview during her lunch break midway through week 10.
"Aside from one day out of the week, my whole days are spent on Arabic," said Gilman, a junior who started Arabic the fall of her sophomore year. "From when I get up in the morning to when I go to bed on the weekdays I'm completely immersed in Arabic, and at least one day on the weekend is spent completely at the coffee shop doing my homework. They give you about 10 hours of homework during the weekend and then it's about four during the weekdays."
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