Graduates 2012-2013

Betsy Goldemen ’13 Senior Profile: Chinese Studies

Goldemen, BetsyI am Betsy Goldemen, a Chinese language and government double major. After graduation, I will participate in the Critical Language Scholarship program in Qingdao, China for eight weeks during the summer and will then continue my studies in Beijing. By studying Chinese at William and Mary, I have gained the ability to think deeply and critically about issues related to Chinese studies, to conduct high quality research by drawing on both English- and Mandarin-language sources, and to understand the culture, history, and philosophy of China. Studying Chinese at William and Mary has been a valuable supplement to my understanding of US-China relations and has altered my perspective on foreign affairs, making me more open-minded to other perspectives.