I absolutely love the opportunities the Global Studies department has introduced to me. My areas of concentration within my major are Asian and African Studies. In conjunction with my Asian Studies, I am learning Mandarin Chinese. I hope to be able to travel to Thailand this fall to do research for my senior project. My tentative plan thus far is to conduct a cultural comparative analysis between Thailand and Kenya. I will hopefully research in Kenya in the fall of 2011. I am very excited to continue my courses in the Global Studies department to broaden my horizons. I am very thankful for the dedication my professors have shown me and the continual interest and excitement while working with my peers.