Learning two different languages at once...?

I am about to start studying French and would also like to include another language in my degree. Is it difficult to learn two languages at once? Does it make a difference if one is a european language (e.g. French) and the other is an asian language (e.g. Mandarin Chinese or Japanese) - does this make it easier... show more I am about to start studying French and would also like to include another language in my degree. Is it difficult to learn two languages at once? Does it make a difference if one is a european language (e.g. French) and the other is an asian language (e.g. Mandarin Chinese or Japanese) - does this make it easier than studying 2 european languages at once? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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