James Willard (志茂) began interning at William and Mary Confucius Institute in September 2015. He is a senior at William and Mary and a double major in International Relations and Economics. James has studied Chinese for almost two years. Before coming to WMCI, he studied abroad for a semester at Beijing Foreign Studies University with the IES Abroad Language Intensive Program. In his free time he loves to watch movies, travel to new and different places, drink a ton of coffee, and cook various foods. James is interested in continuing his Chinese studies in the future, and he enjoys learning about Chinese culture and history in his spare time. James hopes to return to China sometime in the future.