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Zoe
Studying language at UW-Madison has weaved its way through many facets of my life, always enriching and always improving me.

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

I have met amazing people and had fantastic opportunities as a result of studying Japanese. 

My time in Spain also allowed me to develop my own interests and come to appreciate what I love and want to be doing with my life. 

Studying Hebrew has shaped my education and has always made me love learning.

I competed on the U.S. Women's Ice Hockey Team in the 2010 Olympics and our living quarters were directly across from the Swedes. I heard Swedish a few times and was mesmerized by the language. 

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

Learning languages has enriched my life in many ways, and has has enabled me to communicate with people with whom I would otherwise not be able to communicate. 

Learning German and Mandarin has given me the opportunity to travel the world, to meet new people, to try foods that have way too many legs, and to become horribly lost in foreign cities yet know that I will somehow be able to find my way home.

I can’t list all the ways that the study of foreign languages has enriched my life.