North Central College - Naperville, IL
Classical Civilization major

When it comes to learning, Quinton prefers classes with a personal touch. That’s made studying classical civilization at North Central a truly satisfying experience.

“One of my favorite things is the open attitudes of the professors—they’re incredibly supportive both in and out of class,” he says. “Students receive specialized attention, which wouldn’t be possible with larger groups. Class is often very personal with a focus more on discussion than lecture.”

Quinton has always been fascinated by world cultures and customs. Thanks to a Critical Languages Scholarship from the U.S. State Department, he’s pursuing his interests while enrolled in a special intensive language program at Suzhou University in Jiangsu Province, China. He’ll also study at Beijing Foreign Studies University before returning to the United States to complete a master’s degree.

“A study abroad trip to China encouraged me to continue taking Chinese. Now, my main goal is to become fluent and become a translator,” he says.