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If you ask 2003 Argosy University/Twin Cities graduate Izabel Luger a question, she may respond to you in Spanish, Portuguese, or English. Luger, who is originally from Brazil, came to the United States to pursue her dream of becoming the first person in her family to attend college and work in the medical field. Going to college in the United States, Luger had to quickly adapt to a new culture and most importantly learn how to speak English fluently. "I wanted to make sure I did well in college, so I knew I had to teach myself English quickly," explains Luger.

While working toward her associate of applied science degree at Argosy University/Twin Cities, Luger had to find a way to finance her education. She did so by babysitting children from Columbia, which also helped her to pick up a third language ? Spanish.

Luger, who works as a medical assistant in Eagan, Minnesota, uses her mastery of three languages to break down language barriers that sometimes occur between patients and medical personnel. "Because I can speak different languages I am able to translate and a lot of patients come to the office just because they know I am there to help them," expresses Luger.

The education that Luger received at Argosy University/Twin Cities has enabled her to achieve her dream of working in the medical field, where she combines both her solid educational foundation and remarkable multilingual skills to positively impact the lives of patients.

"Argosy University has done an excellent job of preparing me for my career as medical assistant. The teachers were great and they made sure to teach everything that I needed to know to enter my field," explains Luger. "I've come across students from other schools who were not as prepared as I was after leaving Argosy University/Twin Cities. I am so glad that Argosy University/Twin Cities gave me a solid foundation."

Having already seen the benefits of an Argosy University/Twin Cities education, Luger plans to further her studies at Argosy University in the future.