My name is Bonnie Beckner and I have studied both Linguistics and Chinese Language and Culture here at the College. Some of my favorite memories from my college experience are from the summer I spent abroad with the William and Mary Chinese department. Studying for nine weeks in Beijing with my peers taught me to be more independent, and more confident with my language skills. After graduation, I plan to move to Hangzhou, China where I will be teaching English at Bear American English school. I am excited for the opportunity to once again live abroad, and continue studying Chinese.