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Before I even stepped onto the campus, I knew I would take numerous language classes here.

Learning a language has exposed me to more than just words, but to culture, to people, and different ways of thinking.

Learning German and living abroad has given me so much self confidence and tolerance for other ways of life.

Through my study of Portuguese I have met friends, travelled and had adventures, learned new ways of seeing the world, and generally had an enormous amount of fun. 

I feel passionate about correcting misconceptions about bilingual education.

I think learning languages is really fun and also a valuable window to culture.

Languages are keys, and they open many doors. There are many doors that Arabic can unlock, and I discover more all the time.

I really enjoyed the UW-Madison language classes. The teachers are great and do a good job incorporating speaking and listening exercises into the curriculum.

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

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