We can make the case that the language most influential to American history, culture, and commerce is not English. It’s Spanish.
If you look at a language map of the Americas, both north and south, you cannot help but be struck by how much of a linguistic alien you are if you only speak English.
Spanish is music. History. Art. Politics. And passions that quite honestly cannot be expressed in any other tongue.
Learning Spanish will make it easier for you to travel. Do business. Make friends. Maybe even find a partner. But beyond the obvious, Spanish will unlock an entire hemisphere, a varied and beautiful network of diverse cultures, that sits right there at your doorstep.