As a major in German Studies at William & Mary, I had the opportunity to spend a year abroad through the exchange program we have with the University of Münster. I would not trade my time in Münster for anything; it brought me friendships with people from around the world, I got to immerse myself in the culture, and I experienced what it meant to take a course load entirely in German. In Germany, I learned independence and how to adapt quickly to new situations. In the near future, I hope to work doing freelance photography before applying to grad school. I believe the skills I acquired through my time abroad will translate well to my work as a photographer, and if a grad school opportunity arises in Germany, all the better.