NSLI-Y Alum Paul is the second of two winners of the NSLI-Y Interactive Academic Year 2014-2015 Language Story Contest. Congratulations, Paul!

Paul, who hails from Akron, Ohio, spent a gap year in Beijing, China. This trip being his first time abroad, he had many new things to explore, to learn, and to share. If you ask Paul what the most amazing thing he did on his gap year was, he'll tell you about his experience climbing the Great Wall of China. He sees strong parallels in climbing the Great Wall and his everyday language learning journey in while studying in Beijing.

Check out his stellar video and his Chinese language skills.

By Paul Wilson, NSLI-Y China, Academic Year 2014-2015