I have been in the US for 5 years, and I am studying International Affairs in GWU. As a foreigner, I know that learning a language is not an easy thing, and I will try my best to help you to learn more about China and Chinese culture.
All beginnings are hard. There is an old saying in Chinese “世上无难事,只怕有心人”, which means “nothing is unachievable”. For you and also for me, we all learn about different cultures from each other. I believe this will be a wonderful language trip with you!