Graduates 2013-2014

Erin Duffin ’14 Senior Profile: German Studies

duffinI have always loved languages, but never had a chance to study German until college. I started taking German Fall of freshman year, partly because my dad speaks it, but also on a whim just to see what it was all about. Somehow I ended up being an accidental major. Definitely the best experience I’ve had from studying German was attending the Potsdam Study Abroad Program over Summer 2013. While there, I lived in Berlin with a couple who have become great friends of mine, and was able to visit awesome sights throughout Berlin and Potsdam with fellow William & Mary-ers. I was able to use my newfound language skills, while making great friends.

Studying a language has been a great experience. How cool is it to be able to speak to people in another language? Through this department I have met so many wonderful people and learned so much about myself. After graduation, I will be attending the Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico to become a certified yoga teacher. After that, I’ll be utilizing my language skills by moving to Stuttgart, Germany as an Au Pair. I can’t thank the German Department enough for these wonderful opportunities.