Rachel Faith ’14 Senior Profile: Chinese Studies, Russian Studies

Faith.RBefore I’d even gotten to William and Mary, I knew that I wanted to study Russian and Chinese. Luckily, I was able to get into classes for both languages in my first semester, and found myself in true linguistic love. After almost four years of memorizing characters, reciting Pushkin, forgetting characters, staging absurd Russian skits, re-memorizing characters, going on mad study abroad adventures, and wrestling with prefixed verbs of motion, I’m pleased to say that I still love Russian and Chinese just as much as when I started studying them. I hope to go back abroad next year to study Russian in Kyrgyzstan, and to eventually work with both languages as an interpreter or translator.

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