This semester, I took the course Understanding the Global Community with Dr. Noah Theriault. Though I took the course originally out of a requirement, I would gladly take it again every semester for the rest of my college career (ok, so maybe that would get repetitive, but whatever). The class was, quite simply, a blast. I looked forward to coming to class every MWF because it was kept interesting by sporadic guest lectures, videos, and discussions. This class honestly opened my eyes to a lot of things going on around the world that I would not have even thought about, and even made me consider some aspects of myself that I never would have considered. Dr. Theriault himself was incredibly kind, poised, and intelligent throughout, and truly made it seem like he cared about each individual student. It is not an overstatement to say that this class made me think about the world in a new way; it has truly made me into a much more aware global citizen, and I am tremendously thankful for that.