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I'm planning on majoring in International Relations (International Affairs, International Inter-communications, whatever you want to refer to it as) and I'm curious as to what an "in demand" language to pursue might be.
I've already been taking Spanish for almost eleven years and would consider myself fluent or at least close to being so. It has been handy, but I that it isn't a very unique language and I'm not all that interested in the culture, anyway, so I'd like to take a different language for now.
What would be a good language to pair with IA? I'm interested in Arabic or maybe Russian, although neither are latin based and that would make them pretty difficult. I truly find them interesting though so I wouldn't be lacking in motivation.
Are these languages already saturated in the work force? Am I heading in the right direction at all?
I know someone is going to say that Mandarin is a very useful language, but honestly, I have no desire to learn it. It would be very difficult, I'm not interested in the culture whatsoever and I don't like the way the words feel on my mouth, so we can just throw that out right now.