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College wasn’t even on Sergio Loza’s radar when a recruiter came to visit his high school. Today, he's a PhD in heritage language pedagogy and sociolinguistics from ASU, and he credits the School of International Letters and Cultures’ Spanish heritage language program for much of his academic success. The program offers a support system and encourages students to explore their bilingual identity and Latino roots.

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