May 25, I will be off to China first for travel and visiting friends and then Taiwan for some serious summer-mandarin-studying! I’ve been patiently waiting for this opportunity since I got back from Argentina (as well as busting my butt washing dishes to save for this), but I also can’t thank enough the University of Minnesota’s Chinese Flagship program and the FLAS Fellowship for helping me finance this opportunity.
This experience is definitely going to be breath taking. However, this experience is just a part of my preparation for my capstone year that hopefully will occur in a couple of years!
I have a little over a week left, so I’ll be spending most of my time with my family and friends as I count the days until take off. Wish me luck!