The Flagship Program really is one of Ole Miss's best-kept secrets. I chose it because I wanted to challenge myself and get involved in a culture that is completely different from which I was exposed growing up.
I'm about to finish my second summer studying abroad in Qingdao, China. Last summer we stayed with host families shortly before the start of the Olympics. I got to watch the opening ceremony with my family and really got a sense of what the 2008 Olympics meant to China.
I've learned an enormous amount of Chinese in only two years, and, along the way, I've made some great friends.
I plan to spend the year after I graduate in China, then finding an internship in Asia for a year. After that, I plan to go to graduate school in America.