Hello fellow confidential users,
I am in a bit of a predicament! I am currently enrolling in my Sophomore year at university studying finance, and need (want) to enroll in a challenging and exotic language course for both cultural and obvious business reasons.
SO, I am between Mandarin Chinese and Russian. Now, I am fully aware that China is the "upcoming superpower" (even with its housing bubble) and that Mandarin is the obvious dialect of choice for somebody interested in finance/commodities/import and export. I am not only intrigued with china from a cultural standpoint, but for obvious business reasons.
Russia is also very intriguing to me as it is shrouded in a cloud of mystery and supposedly portrayed as the "nemesis of the U.S." Russia is obviously not even comparable to China as an economy, but - my uncle is the CEO of the largest oil trading company in the world, and is stationed in Russia. Learning Russian would be advantageous because I have major connections within the Russian oil market. But, it is not sure that my uncle will be alive by my time of fluency (russia is quite dangerous), nor sure that he can acquire a job....
So with this information ....I need advice, please! Thank you all! (BTW DEADLINE IS IN 5 HOURS)!!!!!
ANY OPINIONS ARE WELCOME, GET CREATIVE, HELP A BROTHER OUT!