Baylor students can take classes in any of 11 modern foreign languages, from Arabic to Swahili. Spanish remains the most popular offering — not surprising for a university located in Texas — but a growing number of students are electing for something with more of an Eastern flair, such as Japanese.
Two such students, seniors Katherine Farley and Rachel McCutchen, recently became the first Baylor students to be inducted into the Japanese Honor Society College Chapter. Farley, an English major from China Spring, and McCutchen, a professional writing major from Houston, are each working on a minor in Asian Studies. (You might recognize McCutchen’s name; we featured her last April after she was runner-up at the Texas State Japanese Speech Contest.) Japanese lecturer Yuko Prefume notes that the pair also have something else in common: both have studied abroad through Baylor’s exchange program in Japan.
Sic ’em, Katherine and Rachel!