My time in the German Studies Program at W&M has contained some of my favorite experiences of my college career, including learning from some of the finest professors and meeting some of the coolest people. As a freshman, I decided to begin taking German courses even though I had already fulfilled my language requirement. Little did I know that despite the grueling task of constant class participation, German classes would become some of the ones I most looked forward to. Once I participated in the Potsdam summer program after my sophomore year, I finally made the decision to undertake a German Studies major to supplement my Anthropology major. Although I will pursue a career in archaeology after graduation, I sincerely hope that I’ll be able to continue incorporating German into my life, whether it be watching episodes of Tatort or working at a German archaeological site.