Chinese Food is More Than Food

Editor’s note: As your Chinese friends come back from their holiday at home, you might hear that a lot what they did there was eating all the delicious food with family and friends. You might wonder why or think “Okay, that’s interesting!” This article explores what...

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...

About Patriotism – Understanding and Sharing with Students

Editor’s Note: This post is last in a series of what it means to be a patriotic Chinese and a Christ-follower, and how the two intersect. In this post, an international graduate student from China (name not identified) shares practical ways to spiritually engage...