Multilingual Retreat: Refresh, Replenish, Repeat

students doing various academic word: read, write, use computer, present, unwind

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. 

-- Nelson Mandela 

Do you miss your mother tongue?

Did you know that there are around 100 languages that are spoken on the Bryn Mawr Campus? For those who are multilingual, being surrounded by English only for most of the day can instill a sense of isolation or detachment from their complete identity. This is because hearing or engaging with others through our mother tongue often provides a sense of comfort, a familiar and a safe haven from the everyday routine. 

Join faculty and students for a bi-weekly gathering that nurtures the numerous multilingual identities on campus. Whether you are looking to re-engage with your mother tongue or are interested in nurturing a language other than English, Multilingual Retreats offer the environment for conversations, reading, writing, music, movies, or sharing food recipes, traditions, experiences with each other. 

While some resources will be provided, due to the large numbers of languages on campus, your input is needed to complete the collection of materials in every language and from every culture. Please use the suggestion box below to provide suggestions for reading, music, and movie materials or conversation topics. 

Suggestion Box 

The gathering is on a drop-in basis: you can come for the entire duration or just for a few minutes.  If you are planning to listen to music or watch something on your personal device, please make sure to bring headphones.


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