The Chinese Department at William & Mary was instrumental in my progress from high school to what lies beyond. I have taken Chinese every semester but one here, beginning with 301 and ending with 404. I wasn’t sure at first if I wanted to major or minor in Chinese, but Tang Laoshi gave me the inspiration to submit my major and I haven’t looked back since. My experience culminated in my junior and senior year, studying abroad with CET Harbin in spring 2017 and having the honor of being selected as a Chinese TA for spring 2018. Helping to teach Chinese 202 and holding individual tutoring sessions has given me an extremely rewarding conclusion to my Chinese Department experience. I would especially like to thank Qian Su and Chun-yu Lu, who have worked diligently to advise and teach me. I look forward to returning to China this summer to lead a group of American high schoolers on a month long educational trip.