I am taking first quarter Japanese right now, but I am now thinking that might be a mistake for medical school admission. Should I take Spanish instead? Does it matter? I was thinking about taking an intense Spanish language class in South America next summer to help me remember my Spanish (took it first two years of high school) and I think it would look interesting on an application. This is my first time taking Japanese, but I stayed in Japan with some family friends for 6 weeks and really enjoyed learning the language and I like their culture. All I have time for is one language. I like both languages, so it comes down to this... Will Spanish look better on my application than Japanese?