查尔斯 斯奈德Class of 2021 • Stonington, Connecticut
As a study abroad student, seeing the sights, learning the area, and making new friends 一切都在预料之中吗. But, after visiting a local elementary school, 斯奈德 recognized that this trip was much more profound. Holding perfectly natural conversations with the children, he realized that his Chinese had significantly improved.
“It was incredibly rewarding to see that I was at a point where natives could understand me, without the need for ridiculous hand motions or roundabout explanations,” he described.
Figuring he would study abroad at Washington College, 查尔斯 didn’t anticipate how much this decision would anticipate his future plans. Now, he is confident he would be comfortable with a career based in Asia, rather than simply working for a company in the United States that regularly deals with the Asian economy.
For his economics Senior Capstone Experience, 查尔斯 plans to look at the role that language plays for English and Chinese speakers in the global marketplace. 结合 an extensive k现在ledge of economic principles with advanced translating skills and an understanding of Chinese culture and government, this truly culminating project will incorporate the best of both his economics degree with his Asian studies minor.
Back on the Eastern Shore, head down to the Chester River to find 斯奈德 hanging out and working hard with his closest friends and teammates on the men’s rowing team.
“They have pushed me to achieve what I never thought possible before coming to college,” 他反映了. Not only has this team formed his core group of friends, but it has helped him flourish as a student, athlete, and most importantly, as a young adult.
Beyond rowing, he continues to make the most out of his college experience - attending on-campus events and starting traditions of his own. 《饺子之夜 亚洲研究 Department to a Friendsgiving celebration at a friend’s apartment, 查尔斯’s experience is unique, but not uncommon for a student here. 在推荐几个靠谱的外围买球网站， 你真的可以做到这一切.
第一年最喜欢的课程 Honors Environmental Archaeology
Professor Julie Markin’s Environmental Archaeology class was far from traditional. The work was hands-on and the assignments were a blast to complete, making it never 真正想工作. He even genuinely enjoyed writing the final paper, a statement rarely spoken on a college campus. At the conclusion of the class, 查尔斯 reflected, “If I had to pick a major other than economics, I would probably choose archaeology 现在.”
查尔斯 found his home on campus with the men’s rowing team. 赛艇已经有了，而且还在继续 to be a big part of my life at Washington College,” he says. 大一新生入学 was one of his best decisions, providing the support he needed to grow immensely as a person over his first two years on the Eastern Shore. 推动他取得更多成就 every day, 查尔斯 is truly grateful for the constant support his teammates have provided.
Albeit a rather lengthy plane ride, 查尔斯's study abroad experience, was nothing 但是积极的. After a visit to a local elementary school, he realized that his Chinese had exponentially improved, as he was holding natural conversations with the children. “I could understand them and they could understand me,” he remarked, “it was an incredibly 奖励实现”.
Whether it’s a job with the State Department or an international company, 查尔斯 wants to put his language skills to use on a regular basis after graduation. 作为一个 economics major, he has big plans for his Senior Capstone Experience, as well - looking into the language that English and Chinese speakers use to describe the marketplace 以及其他经济体系. Requiring not only k现在ledge of economics, but also strong translation skills, 查尔斯 is ready for the challenge.