Obies Using Languages

To get a better sense of how Obies use languages other than English, we’ve asked current students and alumni to fill out a brief survey and let us know what they’re up to, linguistically! Are you interested in participating in the project? Email us.

Obies using languages: Dylan McDonnell, ’15

Dylan McDonnell is a member of the Class of 2015 and pursuing a major in musical studies with a concentration in ethnomusicology. In the spring of 2014, Dylan studied in Dakar, Senegal with the Oberlin-affiliated program SIT study abroad. He came into the CILC to talk about his experiences. 


Obies Using Languages: Loan Lu ’15

Loan is currently a senior majoring in East Asian Studies with International Studies Concentration. At Oberlin, she has taken Chinese classes and the Korean Exco, and is currently learning Japanese. She spent her Spring Semester 2014 studying abroad in Beijing, China. 


Obies Using Languages: Chris Nguyen

Chris Nguyen is a member of the class of the 2015 and is currently pursuing a double major in Economics and East Asian Studies. At Oberlin, he has studied Japanese, and just came back from a semester away in Waseda University, Tokyo. He is also taking the Korean Exco and learning Chinese by himself. More

Obies Using Languages: Hannah Gilfix ’15

Hannah Gilfix is a member of the class of 2015 and is currently pursuing a major in Neuroscience. She recently studied abroad in Peru and Mexico.