When I entered Wharton, I was set on concentrating in statistics. I had loved math, particularly applied math, in high school and figured that I could continue my study of math at Penn. Confident in this path, I began college, and things did not go as planned (in the best way possible). I had chosen to take Arabic to fulfill my language requirement for Penn, and also just because I am interested in it. Over the course of my first semester I fell in love with the class. My professor was dedicated, fun, and focused on us learning the language instead of just studying by book. Halfway through my first semester, I had both progressed in the language significantly and, more importantly, fallen in love with Arabic and the accompanying culture. I knew that I wanted to incorporate Arabic into my studies at Wharton, and, thanks to the flexibility that I am provided through the curriculum, I could. I actually decided to become a dual degree student with the College of Arts and Sciences. In four years, I am going to be able to complete my Wharton degree, a College of Arts and Sciences degree, and four full years of Arabic instruction. I am so thankful that Wharton really is caters to what you are personally interested in and that ultimately I will be able to learn anything I choose to during my time here.