I am a French and Spanish Teacher, and also the Director of Global Studies. I am really excited to go on this trip with the students in the Chinese Program. I hope to learn a bit of Chinese as well as lots about culture and different perspectives. One of my favorite quotes from “Why we Travel” is “There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar; it keeps the mind nimble; it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor.” I think this quote encompasses how I feel about this trip. I am very excited about the unfamiliar and what I will learn.