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By knowing another language and living abroad, not only did my intellect grow and deepen, my heart also opened.

Spanish has expanded my world and ability to communicate and connect with so many more people.

If possible, I recommend everyone spending some time in another country during their time at UW-Madison.

There are so many opportunities to get involved with local international communities. Practice with native speakers and don't be shy!

Speaking certain languages has helped me really dive into new cultures.

Living and working abroad opened my eyes to the world in ways I didn't know possible.

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

Learning another language really can do more for you than you know.

Being able to travel to and live in a foreign country without having to rely on English is a very proud and empowering experience.

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.