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,...

On Hospitality – [An Awkward Thanksgiving?]

Editor’s Note: This post is the third of four in a series on hospitality. In this post, we will discuss the incredibly opportunity that the Thanksgiving season offers us to love and serve Chinese students. We will also hear from a former Chinese student as she...

Decoding the Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival? Make sure you try out some tasty treats! Moon cakes are specialty pastries that are filled with a diversity of unique fillings from fruits, nuts, to even dried egg yolks! Find them at your local Chinese grocery or make them yourself!...

Sharing the Meaning of Easter

In Chinese the term Easter literally translates as “Risen Day” or “Resurrection Day”. Yet most students from China have never celebrated this religious holiday. Most don’t understand the significant meaning of Easter. Explaining Easter to...

Celebrating Easter with Chinese Students

“When I lived in China I never celebrated the Easter holiday. Like most Chinese students, I did not know the true meaning of Easter. I think it was just a Western festival,” shared Wang. Since there are signs and symbols of Easter in American culture, Chinese students...