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

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

Learning Hmong has changed my perspective on the Hmong culture and strengthened my relationship with my community along with my parents.

I feel passionate about seeing the world from as many different vantage points as possible, and trying to place all the struggles and triumphs of humanity into a deeper, more meaningful context.

Languages have completely changed the course of my life and the way I view the world in ways I never could have predicted.

You never know where your language will lead you.

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

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

Spanish opened the door to fabulous worlds!

My Spanish classes seemed more engaging than my non-language courses —I was always excited to go and could always count on my professors being excited as well.