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My entire career is built on the language study I did at the UW.

Immerse yourself in the language you want to learn! Don't limit yourself.

Jessica took her interests in helping people globally to the next level by learning Arabic, opening a multitude of opportunities for her. 

Being able to talk to someone and being forced to rack your brain for how to say something is the best way to learn a language.

Be open-minded, go abroad and explore and use the language you are learning in real life situations.

The language classes were a good place to find a sense of community within the large university.

You never know where your language will lead you.

Don't stop at one language. After just a couple years into your first one, you'll find you can pick up completely unrelated languages because your mind begins seeking the subtleties that make acquisition easier.

My German skills have enabled me to do a lot of things that I otherwise couldn't.

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