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Learning German has changed my life forever.

 I'm so glad I majored in French. The classes were great and I love being bilingual.

Little bits of work pay off in big ways. Studying language takes tremendous commitment—DONT GIVE UP!

Living or working in the country of the language you are studying is a "must." Only then can you appreciate the culture and fully develop a knowledge of the language.

Language training at UW-Madison has been an indispensable part of my research endeavors.

You never know where your language will lead you.

I can do things personally and professionally that limit others.

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

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

Being a speaker of Japanese is an important part of my identity today, and something that I'll always carry with me.