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So, I'm a first year and an undeclared double major (Journalism/Chinese) w/a minor in Spanish. I've been looking through all my major requirements for Chinese and it seems to not be worth getting a major in (though it would look very impressive to employers). Instead of majoring in Chinese, should I just take the language and minor courses and just major in Journalism with a double minor in Chinese and Spanish?
In order to be able to graduate in four years with a double major and a minor, I would have to do at least one/two summers of classes and consistently take a good 17 or more credit hours. I plan to study abroad (in China and Spain), and I have heard that majoring in a foreign language is useless, but can be very helpful as a [less time consuming] minor.
So would it be a smart move just to take language/minor courses in Chinese and study abroad for three or so months? Also, how long should one stay in a country in order to become fluent? I'm thinking three months in Spain (or South America) and six months in China. Would that be enough?