The most important experience I had with Chinese was in the six months I spent studying abroad in Beijing. Not only did I learn more than I ever could have in the US, I had experiences that I may never have had the opportunity to otherwise. Were it not for the guidance of professors in William and Mary’s Chinese department, I would never have hiked on the Great Wall of China, studied at Tsinghua University, or eaten biang biang mian. After studying abroad I decided to major in Chinese and I hope to return to China to work in the future.
My current plan is to move to Washington, DC to continue the job hunt.