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Mike B.

Major(s) and Certificate(s) 

Spanish Major

Graduation Year 
1985
Current city 
Miami
Current state/province/country (if outside US) 
FL
What have you done since graduating from UW-Madison? 

Spent 22 years living and working in the Spanish speaking world in a number of varied functions.

Language(s) 
What motivated you to study this/these languages? 

I was born in Spain, began studying Spanish at a very early age and discovered both a love and talent for the language and cultural assimilation.

How have these languages enriched your life? 

My job is Spanish based and covers northern Latin America. My children are US/Spanish duel nationals. We speak Spanish at home.

How valuable were your out-of-classroom experiences? 

During the UW Madison year abroad program my language capability and love for foreign cultures took off and entirely changed my life forever!

How have you maintained or improved your language(s) since graduation?  

Improved given the extensive time abroad in Spain and Mexico.

What advice do you have for current language students? 

Never quit studying, your language is a gift for life!

What is your favorite word or phrase in a language you know? 

Cannot reveal as this is profanity.