I frequently say that studying Arabic has been one of the best decisions I have made at the College. I discovered a passion for the language and the friendships I have formed through Arabic classes and my study abroad program in Morocco completely changed my time at William & Mary. Knowing Arabic has also enriched my experience in the International Relations major, influencing the classes I took and my focus within the department. After graduation, I am moving to Amman, Jordan for 10 months, to continue studying Arabic, something I never would have imagined my freshman year. Arabic can be unwieldy and challenging, and I want to thank Professor Driss Cherkaoui for his constant encouragement and support. I give my best to students in the Arabic department, and I hope they find a similar love and appreciation of the language.