I was first introduced to Chinese by being placed in a language class my freshman year of high school. Even though I didn’t choose the course, it ended up being one of my favorite classes and I haven’t stopped learning since! I appreciate learning Chinese because it is so different and new from everything I had learned before, and it has allowed me to interact with such a diverse group of people! Chinese is one of the most spoken languages in the world, and being able to learn Chinese can help me connect with so many people! Through my Chinese program at school, I’ve been privileged to visit China twice, and being exposed to the culture inspires me to continue learning Chinese!

Miranda Bernhard, a Chinese Studies student at Willamette University
Willamette University

Chinese Studies

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