Gifted Florida Teen Graduates From College At 16

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 A 16-year-old student became the youngest person to ever graduate from Florida International University when the teenager received his diploma on Tuesday, WSVN Miami reports.

Sky Choi could read Korean at the tender age of 3 and English at 4 years old and later became fluent in Latin and Chinese. Adding to his list of accomplishments, Choi also has a third-degree black belt in taekwondo, and founded a non-profit, The List Kids, to help newly immigrated children from Iraq. In search of an academic challenge, Choi — whose middle name is Haneul, the Korean word for sky — was in a dual program at FIU at 10 years old while finishing up his high school studies, which allowed him to take college courses simultaneously. By the time he was 12 years old, Choi had began taking courses at FIU full time. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies.

“To be honest, it was the perfect environment because it was the first time I fit in someplace,” Choi said. “Everywhere else I went, they weren’t on my level.”

He also said he “took full advantage of [his] college experience,” and made sure to enjoy himself while still an undergrad. He told reporters, “I’m not going to say I didn’t party.”

Despite his youth, Choi has no plans of stopping and is moving on to pursue a master’s degree in the Mathematics for Teaching Graduate Program at Harvard University’s extension school. He hopes to eventually return to FIU for his Ph.D.