I came to W&M having never taken German before and am leaving it a German Studies major. The German Studies Program at W&M instilled in me a love for the German language that ultimately led me to study abroad twice for a total of 6-7 months and even that was not enough. I participated in the W&M Summer Study Abroad Progam in Potsdam in 2016. When I came back to campus I was more determined than ever to work my way back to Germany at some point and with the help of my professors and the courses I’ve taken here I feel as though I’m one step closer to going back. I can’t thank each and every member of the German Studies Program faculty enough for the role they played in getting me to where I am today.