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

If you enjoy learning a language, pursue it fully and experience some of the cultures that speak that language. It will enrich your life.

Being able to talk to someone and being forced to rack your brain for how to say something is the best way to learn a language.

Language has enriched my life professionally because I am qualified for many different positions based on my language skills and have the ability to acquire more.

Speaking certain languages has helped me really dive into new cultures.

Studying languages has made me a more understanding and communicative individual. In the case of Swahili, we spent the majority of time third year discussing political and societal issues in East Africa. By forcing myself to think critically and express myself using a completely different grammatical system and vocabulary, I broadened my capacity to understand another culture. 

I feel passionate about understanding the world!

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

I've been able to travel to many French-speaking countries and being able to speak the language makes the experience all the more rewarding.

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

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