Blake has enjoyed every minute of being in the German Studies program at the college. The summer he spent in Potsdam is one of the most eye opening and memorable of his entire life and he will always be grateful not only for the opportunity to live in Germany, but also for the friends he made while there. He also wants to thank the department for introducing him to some of his favorite films, even if Das Leben der Anderen isn’t universally loved by all of his professors. Blake plans to apply to a masters program in Germany at the University of Jena and with any luck will end up using his German on a daily basis both in and out of the classroom. Such international goals would not have been possible without the support of the program and the skills he learned while at W&M. Danke Schön.