During my time at William and Mary I had the opportunity to study abroad with the German Studies Program at the Universität Potsdam in Potsdam, Germany in the Summer of 2016. While taking nine German credits I was able to immerse myself in German culture and further my German language skills in a natural environment. Staying with a German host family I got to truly experience everyday German life and this experience influenced me to continue my pursuit of German studies. I will be graduating from William and Mary with a major both in German Studies and European Studies. My immediate plans following graduation are to save money while applying to opportunities both locally and abroad. In the next year I will be applying to graduate school in Europe, hopefully in Germany, where I can continue my studies of German language and culture.