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Learning and fully committing to a new language has opened my perspective to new cultures and countries.

Find a group of people to speak with outside of class. The best way to keep up your language skills is to speak as much as possible!

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

Throughout the years, I learned two things about studying a language; the first being learning a new language is very difficult because it forces you to think in a way that no other course does. The second is that no matter how hard you work to improve your language skills there will always be something you don't know. 

My language classes were some of my favorite classes at UW-Madison! They were very different from my other classes because there was a very small class size so you were really able to ask questions and really get to know your professors!

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

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

I feel passionate about correcting misconceptions about bilingual education.

My familiarity with the language has opened up many doors to amazing parts of the Indian cultural landscape that would have otherwise been inaccessible to me.

If you really want to be in whatever country whose language you are learning, persevere and keep looking for opportunities.