Senior Profile: Alex Bate (Chinese Studies, ’18)

BateI began studying Chinese in high school, and William & Mary’s program served as a perfect continuation for my study of Chinese language and culture. With the help of W&M faculty, who recommended me to the program, I was able to study abroad in Beijing during Fall 2016 through Middlebury Schools Abroad. Both language and culture faculty in the Chinese department have cheered me on and improved my language skills immeasurably, and I’ve developed a love for Chinese culture, history, and politics because of their help. I plan to use Chinese in my future career, and I’ll be studying in Shanghai for a year beginning this fall, thanks to the advising and mentorship I’ve received from the Chinese department.

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