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

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...

Not My Choice — How Chinese Students Make Decisions

Editor’s Note: This post is the first in a series on decision making. In this post, we explore how the strong relational nature of Chinese culture affects how an individual makes his or her choices. Behind The Scenes In America, children are raised in an...

Saying The “L” word

Editor’s Note: Though Valentine’s day is a fast and growing holiday in China, there are very significant ways in which the Chinese differ from Americans in the way they express love and affection towards one another. Perhaps the most notable of these, is...

Christmas: What’s the Reason For This Season?

Editor’s Note: Christmas is almost here! But what does the Christmas season really mean to a Chinese international student? Christmas in China Sometime in the last month, perhaps you traced your finger down a candy cane’s stripes and savored its sweet,...

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