Department of Spanish and Portuguese

College of Letters & Science


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

If possible, I recommend everyone spending some time in another country during their time at UW-Madison.

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

By knowing another language and living abroad, not only did my intellect grow and deepen, my heart also opened.

Take every opportunity to practice your secondary language, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

My German skills have enabled me to do a lot of things that I otherwise couldn't.

Learning Spanish and Portuguese challenged me in a way that allowed me to come to learn a lot about myself and what I value.


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