Zijie Wan

Fulfilling one of his life-long dreams of studying abroad in the United States, Zijie “Frank” Wan came all the way from the Jiangxi Province of China to achieve his business administration degree at Castleton. 

“I like this small campus, which makes me feel very comfortable to live and study with students here,” Frank said. “Castleton provides me a better environment to study because it is so peaceful, which is really good for your education.” 

Before enrolling at Castleton, he was initially daunted by the language and cultural differences, but quickly discovered the endless resources available to him as an international student on campus.  

As a student, Frank served as vice president of the Chinese club and helped to plan and host a Chinese New Year party. He also took on tutoring duties, as he taught an American student the Chinese language in preparation for his study abroad trip to China. 

“Castleton changed a variety of my shortcomings such as time management and laziness,” Frank said. “Castleton also gave me plenty of opportunities and working experience.”