Hello! My name is Justin Lederer, or 黄伟杰. I am a Sophomore(grade 10), and I am currently in Chinese IV. My hobbies include fencing and anything fantasy or sci-fi. My goals for this program are to greatly improve my Chinese, as well as truly experience the culture and experience of China. My favorite quote from “Why we travel” would have to be “We travel, then, in part just to shake up our complacencies by seeing all the moral and political urgencies, the life-and-death dilemmas, that we seldom have to face at home”. Life is all about experiences, so for me this new experience is a welcome one, and one I would never face had I stayed in New York.