Look up. Look around you. Wherever you are — Val, Frost, perhaps in class waiting for your professor to begin — look up and count the number of people around you. Do you see at least ten Amherst students? If so, then it may well be that at least one of them comes from a different part of the world. He or she could have taken a ten-hour-plus plane trip to get here. He or she may have grown up speaking a language other than English, only to be sitting within your visual range conversing, reading, writing in a different language altogether.