UW-Marathon County was the affordable option in the area. It gave me the chance to ease into college, get a great start to my education and figure things out before moving to a bigger university. My favorite professor has been Eduardo Gregori. I took Spanish classes in high school, but it was completely different learning the language from someone with a personal background in the language. He is an engaging instructor. It was interesting to hear him say: "This is what the book says is the grammatically correct way to say something, but that's not how normal Spanish speakers talk." I felt connected to the language.