Why should I study a language? How will it help me?
Learning a language does not just involve memorising long lists of vocabulary, studying tricky grammatical structures and getting your tongue around strange sounds—though it is about all these things too! It involves getting immersed in another culture, and discovering a new way of looking at the world associated with a new way of speaking.
Speaking another language helps you move outside your own world. It enables you to travel like a local, rather than as just a tourist.