Alumni Stories

Many EALC students go on to achieve great things. Read some alumni stories here.

Zilin ZhengZilin Zheng

I first chose to major in East Asian Languages and Cultures because I was greatly proud of the profound culture and history of my motherland: China. After receiving rigorous instruction in the language and culture of Japan, I was amazed at how Japan strived to develop its own unique culture, distinguished itself from China, and even surpassed China starting from the modern period. This new perspective inspired me to go study at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan in spring 2015. It was truly the best semester in my college life in terms of living with a friendly host family, participating in Japanese traditional dance club, examining Japan’s historical and territory controversies through a critical lens, visiting famous temples and shrines and much more.

This new perspective inspired me to go study at Waseda University in Tokyo [...]. It was truly the best semester in my college life 

I am currently completing my Master’s degree in International Education Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. My focus area is International Student and Scholar Services. Most importantly, the language skill and cultural knowledge I developed during my time at EALC enables me to better empathize, connect, and communicate with university students in my career.