Down to business, I plan on travelling to China in 2015 for my graduate studies. I am currently enrolled in my final semester of undergraduate studies at Wayne State with a solid 3.85 GPA, and a philosophy major/Chinese minor. After having studied German somewhat extensively in High school and in some of college, I went on to learn some Russian, Japanese, and finally Chinese. As of right now, I am enrolled in my 5th semester of Chinese language. ?????? I have put my all into taking this language learning to the next level and into attaining a reasonable grasp of Chinese fluency. Every day I practice Chinese and every day I think about going to China with my lovely girlfriend of 2 years, ????For anyone who has ever travelled abroad, it is a well established absolute (if I were to be so bold) that firsthand exposure to a foriegn country is essential to the learning experience. As graduation approaches and China looms over the horizon, I need to apply to Colleges and I need to consider funding a plane ticket. College applications range anywhere from $120 - $300 for a non-refundable application. My intent is to get this right the first time through and immediately get into the top colleges, so as to foster the greatest amount of growth possible. I plan on obtaining several scholarships before I leave, which will pay for all costs and expenses, with the exception of application fees and airfare (which is the most expensive intial step). WIth kind donations of even $20, you will help me close in on my life's ambitions. I will personally update everyone who helps fund my trip with emails or a blog, whichever works best, so that you can learn from my experience as well. Right Now, I actually work with the internationally renowned Confucius Institute at Wayne State University, where I write quiz questions for a mid to highschool division quiz bowl competition on the Chinese language. It is through the Confucius institute that I will be applying to universities in China. Here is a link of some video projects I also work on, in regards to the Chinese language learning community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfmr17p63_E&list=PLEiBeXCpQNZjg0AiXTd5_Ffv7AJTSzAja After China, I plan on attending law school in a top university (if I can :) , hopefully to obtain a law degree in Intellectual properties, which is a big deal in Sino-American relations lately. I hope that this will be a new and exciting market which has, so far, remained untapped, waiting for profit to be had, and relations to be fostered. I wish to be a peace maker, and where better to start than China? This plan is bigger than myself, bigger than Americans. My dreams engage the international community and with your help, we can change the world forever. A quote from my mentor, "A great human revolution in just a single individual can help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and enable a change in all humankind."