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Kevin M.

Major(s) and Certificate(s): 

Chinese and International Relations

Graduation Year: 
2002
Current city: 
Monterey
Current state/province/country (if outside US): 
CA
What have you done since graduating from UW-Madison?: 

Lived in China for 10 years after graduating working primarily in the automotive industry. Upon returning to the US, I worked for Apple in Cupertino for 2 years before returning to graduate school where I am pursuing an M.A. in International Environmental Policy.

Language(s): 
What motivated you to study this/these languages?: 

I first visited China in high school and from there developed a deep connection and passion for China.

How have these languages enriched your life?: 

Chinese helped me live and work in China for 10 years.

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

I remember them be very small by the time of my senior year.

How valuable were your out-of-classroom experiences?: 

I spent one year in Beijing at Peking University - it was a great, rewarding experience.

How have you maintained or improved your language(s) since graduation?: 

After graduation I lived and worked in China.

What advice do you have for current language students?: 

Study and live abroad, immerse yourself in the culture and life.