It is so great to hear that you plan on studying Chinese in college. Globalization is happening and has been occurring for the past few decades. China is becoming an increasingly important power globally and knowing how to speak both English and Chinese will only help you in life.I took Chinese in high school and college and i cannot tell you the amount of doors that have been opened due to my language ability.In short, I was able to intern twice in China during college with the government, study abroad in China, get a full time job during my senior year, and now work in consulting largely due to my language skills. Don't think that all because we live in the United States that knowing Chinese is not useful.
I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck. Chinese is by no means easy but it is so worthwhile.
（Globally, China is an extremely important language. Studying Chinese in college only has benefits)