Caleb, UIC B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Chinese minor, 2023
I’m currently a freshman at UIC majoring in electrical engineering. I started learning Mandarin in the seventh grade at Lindblom Math & Science Academy and so far it has been an adventure. My Mandarin has opened up many opportunities my life and led me to a plethora of wonderful experiences, including teaching Mandarin to students at my high school and surrounding schools. I’ve made a lot of friends with the large number of Chinese students at UIC. I’ve recently picked up Russian out of genuine interest of the language, and I know it will be difficult, but I’ve never been afraid of a challenge. I’m getting better and better every day, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.