If you would like to participate in the “Today’s Chinese Student: Cultural Insights for Better Integration” webinar that will be held next Tuesday, January 30, from 3-5pm on the Barbara Yalich Board Room, then please RSVP by 5:00pm on Monday, January 29, at:


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: Today’s Chinese students are different from the students of previous decades, and they are enrolling in unprecedented numbers in U.S. colleges and universities. It is becoming increasingly important for campuses to understand these students and how to bridge the cultural gap between them and other international and domestic students. How do group culture and shared experience affect the cultural and social integration of Chinese students on our campus? What are some of the best practices we can implement to gain campus-wide support for orienting and supporting these students?

This webinar brings together experts in the field to share their experiences in a variety of different roles on campus. Yenbo Wu, PhD, associate vice president for International Programs at San Francisco State University, discusses the differences between current and past Chinese students while contributing a unique perspective based on his current leadership role. Jayme Harpring, PhD, an adjunct instructor and research associate at Florida State University, shares her expertise with pedagogical approaches to improving the meaningfulness of interactions between domestic and international students both inside and outside the classroom. In addition, Peter Briggs discusses practical strategies and models for integrating students into the campus and community based on his work as the director of the Office of International Students and Scholars at Michigan State University, where 11 percent of their new students and 77 percent of their new international students are from China.

NOTE: The “Today’s Chinese Student: Cultural Insights for Better Integration” webinar is the second in a three-part “Today’s Chinese Student” webinar series being offered by the Office of International Programs. This series focuses on the integration of Chinese students into campus life, the classroom, and the community. Participate in one, two, or all three webinar sessions to learn about the needs of Chinese students and develop your understanding of their cultural and academic background and preparedness.

The remaining webinar session in the series is:

Thursday, March 1, 3-5pm
Barbara Yalich Board Room

Chinese students encounter many common problems in the U.S. classroom, ranging from issues of academic integrity to building relationships with faculty and academic advisers. This webinar provides best practices to help Chinese students address these and other challenges, such as English language difficulties and unfamiliar classroom expectations. Presenters also discuss how to support faculty in adjusting to the changing demographic of the U.S. classroom. Learn from experts who are committed to supporting the academic integration of Chinese students on their campuses.

Posted by lkosiewiczdoran@coloradocollege.edu for the January 26, 2018 digest.

Comments are closed.