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Ministry tips, cultural musings, and miscellaneous aids for ministering to Chinese international students

It Looks A Lot Like Christmas

Editor’s Note: Christmas is almost here! But what might be a Chinese international student’s experience with Christmas? While in China, my first memory of Christmas was writing cards to all my classmates in primary school. At that time I did not know the true...

Why Do They Want to Get Married?

Editor’s Note: Have you noticed that your Chinese friends often talk about dating and marriage? Have they told you that their parents wanted them to find someone soon? If so, why? This post explains to you the reasons behind this cultural phenomenon and how you might...

Welcome to America: Wendy’s Story

Editor’s note: Every international student from China has their unique journey. Often the best way to welcome them is to learn about their own personal story. This post is an interview of a former student, Wen. She reflected on her own experiences as an international...

Welcome to America: Meeting the Visiting Scholars

     Editor’s note: This post is a part of our latest series on “Welcoming Today’s Chinese Students.” We want to highlight a special group among the Chinese students: the visiting scholars. In this article, you will learn more about who they are and how to welcome...

Welcome to America: Tips for the First Month

Editor’s Note: It’s that time of the year! Students are arriving US college campus from all over the world and Chinese students continue to be the largest international population represented here. This post is part of a new series on “Welcoming...

The Ties that Bind: Relationships and Decision Making

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series on decision making. In this article, we continue to explore the subtle ways in which the Chinese understanding of “guanxi” (relationships) helps to shape and influence the way they make their everyday...

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