Kevin Meehan

Major(s) and Certificate(s):

Chinese and International Relations

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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.

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.