Spring 17

Gabriel Wacks


Hi! My name is Gabriel Wacks, and you found my bio! I'm from Skokie, Illinois, which is a quaint suburb north of Chicago. I'm a Junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where I study East Asian Languages and Cultures with a concentration in Chinese (Mandarin) and a minor in history (because who needs employable skills?) This semester, I'm studying in Shanghai on the 21st Century City program, courtesy of the Alliance for Global Education. I'll be studying Chinese, Politics, and Chinese Domestic and Foreign Policy. Join me as I stumble through Shanghai, China's largest city, attempting to master the Chinese language, meet exciting, new people, and make Shanghai my home. (Or watch me fail comically for your amusement.)

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Feb 12

Shanghaied, Chapter 1: I Was Promised Warm Weather

 I have, against all odds, survived my first few days here. It’s been a little intense but this semester is shaping up to be a crazy, thought-provoking, spectacular semester in China.


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ABOUT Gabriel Wacks


University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


East Asian Languages and Cultures


Shanghai, China

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