College of Letters & Science | International Division
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.
Languages are keys, and they open many doors. There are many doors that Arabic can unlock, and I discover more all the time.
French, Spanish, Swedish
Learning a new language opens up your life in a way that nothing else can.
Immerse yourselves as fully as possible at your earliest opportunity, and become comfortable with making a fool of yourself on a daily basis. Fluency will follow.
The unique challenge of language learning and the experience of rediscovering yourself in another tongue always contributed to an unmatched camaraderie between peers.
I credit UW-Madison for preparing me to develop a well-rounded, people-based approach to language, history and literature.
I've found studying Thai language to be quite intrinsically rewarding. Truthfully, the whole process has been just a lot of fun.
Danish, German, Greek (Ancient), Russian, Spanish
Even if your priority in school is not language learning, one class can make all the difference in some unforeseeable future situation.
The experience of learning new languages seems to automatically open up your mind to other experiences and you naturally view the world differently.
If you enjoy learning a language, pursue it fully and experience some of the cultures that speak that language. It will enrich your life.