University of Wisconsin–Madison

Andrew R.

Language: Turkish

Graduation Year: 2010

Current Location: Moscow, Russia

What have you done since graduating from UW-Madison?

I’ve been a reporter for both The New York Times and The Washington Post.

How has this language enriched your life?

I’m studying Turkish again now and hope to work in Turkey soon.

What do you remember about your UW language classes? How were they different from other classes you took?

I studied in the intensive summer Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute. There were a few students, many teachers, and it was a great summer program. I would come back again.

How have you maintained or improved your language since graduation?

I am trying to work with a tutor now.

What advice do you have for current language students?

Just go with the flow. Try to do a little bit each day and study abroad. If you become fluent, it will help you more than you know.