That isn't always true. My brother, who lives in the heart of Texas, is currently studying a foreign language as his major. Naturally you'd think he'd be studying Spanish. Ooooh nooo. He had to go and pick French. Mainly because he has this romantic notion to live abroad, or at the very least, take a year or so long trip there.
Unfortunately, his idea of abroad is Quebec.
Before that, it was Australia.
Yeah. I love my kid brother to bits, but he doesn't really think things through very well.