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Studying languages has always been a passion of mine, and the opportunity to live and study in another country is completely invaluable to one's personal development.

I think I am more creative and unique because I speak three languages. I appreciate different cultures fully and embrace different art, tastes, sounds and places.

My professors were so good...they knew me, challenged me, nurtured me.

My language classes were some of my favorite classes at UW-Madison! They were very different from my other classes because there was a very small class size so you were really able to ask questions and really get to know your professors!

Try to do a little bit each day and study abroad. If you become fluent, it will help you more than you know.

 Everyday, I get to use my own experiences to benefit others all while continuing to learn about the world around me through other languages and cultures. Langauge learning does not end in the classroom. Get out there, put yourself in uncomfortable situations and don't be afraid to make mistakes!

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

I feel passionate about correcting misconceptions about bilingual education.

It’s a small world! Learn to talk to other people in it!

Living or working in the country of the language you are studying is a "must." Only then can you appreciate the culture and fully develop a knowledge of the language.