Alright. I still don't have a definite answer, but I have a big most likely answer. SSU is having 10 students go to China in August...and I might be one of them! I'm pretty pumped, but not getting my hopes up just in case. I don't think I'll get to visit Catalina Island this year, but there is always next year. Life is so exciting!
OH! And if anyone has any tips for learning Chinese let me know! It's kind of a goal (or wishful thinking) of mine to learn this next year. :)