I have been back in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for about eleven days now, and I still tear up sometimes thinking about China. Studying abroad in Shanghai, China, was the biggest learning experience of my life. Not only did I learn great knowledge from my fantastic professors, but I learned a lot about life by being in a foreign culture. As I expected, studying International Marketing in another country gave me another perspective on business. Learning Chinese language was challenging and interesting, and I was able to use it everyday in the city. Tai Chi also helped me grow both mentally and physically. It taught me how to slow down and appreciate every moment, while also focusing on the little movements of the body. I benefitted greatly from all of my classes. I also gained life experience by living in the biggest city in the world, having to make new friends, and figuring out my around as a foreigner. Shanghai stole my heart. I am ready to advance in Chinese language, start applying for better internships and job opportunities, and all around improve my skills as I am about to be a senior in college and I am ready to move up in the world. While in Shanghai, I met several expats who were involved with business. All of them had such impressive experience, focus, and drive. They inspired me to work even harder and to not limit myself on what I can do. Studying abroad in Shanghai has given me the knowledge and inspiration to take my career so much further than I ever imagined. I want to thank all the people that helped me embark on this journey. Without your support I would never have had this once in a lifetime opportunity. Thank you to the donors, University of Arkansas, my family, and my friends. And thank you China, for welcoming us as guests in your country 🙂 I will be back as soon as I can, hopefully to work in Shanghai!