Arriving as a freshman at the College of William and Mary, I decided I wanted to challenge myself. My first idea to do so was to learn a new language, and Chinese felt like the evident answer. The highlight of my time as a Chinese Studies major is, without a doubt, the opportunity I was given to study abroad in Beijing. That summer, I had the most amazing time. Spending all my days practicing Chinese in both a classroom and a life setting was utterly invigorating, and my experience was undoubtedly highlighted by the presence of Professor Tang, who was a motivation and a joy to us all during this trip. Overall, having that added Chinese major has been a blessing both to my life, and hopefully my future career.