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Portuguese has been an integral part of my everyday personal life since I first started studying it.

I've been able to travel to many French-speaking countries and being able to speak the language makes the experience all the more rewarding.

Living in China has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life...Chinese has made me a better person.

I feel passionate about learning, exploring, and growing through language education and cultural understanding.

I can't emphasize the value of my study abroad experiences enough. It's not just a place I've traveled to, but a place where I've learned and grown, and a place that is now a part of me.

I feel passionate about seeing the world from as many different vantage points as possible, and trying to place all the struggles and triumphs of humanity into a deeper, more meaningful context.

Once you open yourself up to learning world languages, they will open you up to the world.

I credit UW-Madison for preparing me to develop a well-rounded, people-based approach to language, history and literature. 

My time in Spain also allowed me to develop my own interests and come to appreciate what I love and want to be doing with my life. 

Languages have completely changed the course of my life and the way I view the world in ways I never could have predicted.