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military theory, and a dearth of educational
creativity that leaves students ill-prepared for
entry into U.S. schools that demand critical
thinking, independent thought and creativity.
And once Chinese students are on campus, Urbonya said, they seem increasingly
eager to socialize exclusively with others
from China.
"As at other institutions, we are seeing
a declining interest on the part of Chinese
students to mix and mingle with other
students-above and beyond the natural
language and cultural barriers," he said.
"They simply prefer to stick to themselves."
All these things-the lack of integration
with non-Chinese students, the rote approach to test-taking, and an educational
history that discourages critical thought or
problem-solving-have created what Urbonya calls a "growing number of Chinese
students who do not seem to have any direc-

Tips for Integrating Chinese
Students on Your Campus
n Food counts for a lot. Provide them a

welcoming environment at your campus
eateries with food Chinese people often
find at home.
n During new student orientation, be sure a

Chinese speaker is present to help them
feel at home from the start and ensure
your new arrivals understand all of the
services and processes around campus
that will help them get involved. There
is a lot to get used to when they first
arrive and if your student groups, sports,
community service activities or cultural
events are a mystery due to language
barriers, they will likely remain a mystery
for a long time.
n Hold a special orientation explaining

American classroom expectations around
participation and the Socratic method
of teaching. Culturally, Chinese students

are not trained to express their ideas and
participate in class the way Americans do.
n Provide writing support to help them with

their academic assignments. If possible,
have a Chinese speaker available to help.
n Provide each Chinese student with a

peer conversation partner who can help
them improve their English. Give them a
Starbucks gift card to get the pair started
and encourage them to meet regularly.
Check in to see that this is actually
happening.
n Host a special evening for them with

the university's president at a campus
cultural event. They will feel welcomed and
honored.
n Create a system to help Chinese students

spend American holidays with American
families or church groups.

These tips were provided by BENJAMIN WAXMAN, CEO of INTEAD.

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From the Editor
In Brief
Voices
Act Globally
Tradition and History
Health and Insurance
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
In Focus
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