January 21, 2015
By Elizabeth Redden
A core assumption of international education is that more conversations between domestic and foreign students will result in mutual understanding and more positive, friendly feelings. But what if those conversations, when they happen, result instead in retrenchment? What if they leave a bitter taste behind?
Henry Chiu Hail, a Ph.D. student in sociology at the University of California at Irvine, explores these questions in a new article, “Patriotism Abroad: Overseas Chinese Students’ Encounters with Criticisms of China,” just published in theJournal of Studies in International Education. As the number of Chinese students in the U.S. has grown -- there are more than a quarter-million Chinese students at American universities, and they make up the single largest international student group in terms of country of origin – their engagement, or lack of engagement, with domestic students and the broader campus community has been a cause for concern. Yet Hail’s research points to the complicated political dynamics that can be at play.
Read the entire article here.
A brand new tool video series for reaching Muslims in particular. Looks like a very good means of starting conversations with people of peace.
Have you heard about KING of GLORY the Movie? Learn more about it at… http://youtu.be/WemGHE4XCsI
This creation-to-Christ tool for making the gospel clear to Muslims (along with all who are biblically illiterate) is very close to completion – in English. In addition, language dubs in many languages (beginning with Spanish, French, and Arabic…) will begin next month. A new scene is being uploaded to YouTube every Monday and Friday. Check it out!
From International Student Voice Magazine
According to the latest numbers, there are more than 1 million international students in the United States. We’re breaking down that number for a closer look.
Back in October 2014, the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) released the latest numbers of international students currently studying in the United States. According to the report, there are 1.11 million students on F and M visas studying at 9,000 schools. You can read our previous article here.
We wanted to know a little more about these 1.11 million students. This chart was provided by Carissa Cutrell, a Public Affairs Officer with the Student Exchange and Visitor Program.
HANGZHOU, CHINA — There’s nothing secret about Chongyi Church, one of the largest in China. Its lighted steeple and giant cross penetrate the night sky of Hangzhou, the capital of coastal Zhejiang Province. Nearly everything at the church is conspicuously open: the front gate, the front door, the sanctuary, the people, the clergy. Chinese or not, you are welcome seven days a week. No layers of security guards or police exist. Walk right in. Join up. People are nice; they give you water, chat. Do you have spiritual needs? Visit their offices, 9 to 5.
Read the entire article here.
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