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Why Study Chinese Language and Culture at Wheaton?

Student Stories


Our students come from a diverse array of backgrounds, interests, career paths, and life experiences. Here are a few profiles of students in our cohort to give you a glimpse of the different paths students have taken to our program.

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Genesis Morris '22

"I love the Chinese people and their language and culture! ... I am hoping to go into some kind of policy work or work with a non-profit organization that focuses on peace and reconciliation work in an international setting... and knowing Chinese well would allow me to connect with Chinese people in their heart language."

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DJ Pollino ’22

"I am a ROTC cadet... I was always interested in taking on a military career... I am very grateful to say that I was offered a scholarship from ROTC largely due to the fact that I had proficiency in a critical language, Chinese... I am lucky to have many options and opportunities with my military career in relation to Chinese."

A Feature Story

President of Wheaton College, Dr. Philip Ryken, attempted to learn Mandarin Chinese!

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