San Francisco, CA, USA
Widely spoken in South Africa, provides lexical base for some pidgins. Interesting morphology with robust noun class system; phonology includes some click consonants. isiZulu is a written language and there are available print materials.
Cons: A tone language and therefore potentially difficult for speakers of stress or pitch accent languages. Mastering the phonological system may also be d...
Scavenger Hunt. Many of your fellow students will be the kind of nerds that do all the reading.
Cons: "Hell Does Freeze Over" t-shirts depressingly hard to find. Crossing the Midway in winter will cause you to have nightmares for years afterward. Responsible for Milton Friedman.