Hey guys, I am 15 right now and I live in Minnesota in 10th grade. Sadly enough, I haven't ever been out of the midwest. I haven't even been on an airplane. My family does not take vacations because my dad's priority on buying stuff for himself is more important than family vacations. I really want to travel to Europe, and possibly go there for college. I get exactly a 3.0 GPA, but, I do go to a school where all the courses are bumped up a year, so I am actually taking 11th grade classes so after 11th grade I can take college credit classes. I do fairly well in Spanish class, even though I dislike the language. Why go to Europe? Well, my life has really been boring. The only thing I look forward to in the year is for baseball season to start, and that only lasts for me from about March to July. Here is my question, I want to learn either French, German, or possibly even Russian. I have a brother that is a Naval Officer and knows Russian, English, German, and French fluently, but he is away and I never get to see him, and won't see him for some time now. How long does it usually take for somebody to learn German, French, or Russian fluently and what is the easiest/cheapest way to go for learning these languages. I was leaning more towards German because of how awesome it sounds and I like the country more simply because I am German and the culture looks more like my style. How much would classes at the local university cost me? Would only getting Rosetta Stone work? Help!