Audrey Jones


Journey East 2008

University of Vermont Graduate 2015

“Journey East was one of the most rewarding and life changing experiences I have ever had. The program affected my life in ways I never expected.  It allowed me to form bonds with truly amazing people in both Vermont and China, with both students and teachers, and it gave me the opportunity to build bridges between cultures and become immersed in something exceptionally unique.  I can say with complete certainty that my experiences with Journey East influenced many of my later life decisions, including the decision to attend the University of Vermont and to study Chinese..  Journey East taught me so much, and I really would not be where I am now without it.”

(Note:  Audrey majored in Math and Chinese at the University of Vermont and spent two semesters studying at Yunnan University in Kunming, China.  Audrey was an RA in the highly regarded Middlebury-Monterey Language Immersion Program this past summer at St. Michael’s College.)