Kelly Conroy (Spanish and French Major)

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Kelly Conroy received her Bachelors Degree in Modern Languages with emphases in Spanish and French at UWRF where she also conducted research in Catalonia, Spain during her Semester Abroad Europe experience. She went on to earn an M.A. in Hispanic Literature from the University of Minnesota where she taught for three years. Kelly has been pursuing her doctorate in Foreign Language Education at the University of Texas at Austin since Fall 2008.

I came to UW-River Falls knowing that I loved other languages and cultures but my college studies brought it all to life for me. Semester Abroad Europe was truly a defining moment as I learned to travel, communicate, and research while immersed in cultures other than my own. The instruction, advising, and mentorship I had received at UWRF came together during this experience and stays with me today.

From my first days on campus at UWRF, I was surrounded by thoughtful, wise and caring faculty, staff, and advisors. The Modern Language Department at UWRF transformed my favorite academic subject into a career as well as an approach to life. Years after my graduation, I'm still in contact with my former professors and I love to share my UWRF study abroad experience with my current students.