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Immersion in a language and culture greatly supplements your study of the language.

You never know where your language will lead you.

Portuguese has been an integral part of my everyday personal life since I first started studying it.

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 a new language opens up your life in a way that nothing else can.

By learning a new language, it helps us to love one another and acknowledge those who speak a different language.

I think I am more creative and unique because I speak three languages. I appreciate different cultures fully and embrace different art, tastes, sounds and places.

More than the ability to communicate in Spanish that has benefited my career, I know that my Spanish Language major immeasurably improved my ability to communicate in English.

Japanese has opened doors for me - It helped me get my first job, advance to new and exciting positions, and helped me to land new business when I founded my own company.

My choice of language has taken me to some of the most amazing places in the world.