Advising International Chinese Students:Issues, Strategies, and Practices

Chapter 1 Identity-Shaping Factors: Social, Cultural, and Educational Background

The Chinese Social and Cultural Context of Education

  • Chinese Ethics  Retrieved from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2013

Meritocracy and Social Mobility - Imperial examinations

Memorizing and Understanding

Parental Authority

Competition and Examinations

Sociocultural Dynamics

Chapter 2 The Academic Transition: The Need to Reorganize Priorities

Deciding to Study In the United States

A Strong Focus on Academics 

The Complex Nature of Second Language Proficiency

Chinese Students and Advising, Resources and Academic Exploration

Chapter 3 Learning A New Culture

Curricular Experiences

  • International Orientations
    Orientation Retrieved from Michigan State University
Chapter 4 Recommendations for Academic Advisors

Flexible Academic Guidance

Developing Intercultural Competence

Professional Development Ideas for Enhancing Cultural Mentoring

  • Building small group development, including international and national students comfortably.
    Strangers in a Strange Land Retrieved From Inside HigherEd, 2013

Intercultural Advising About Resources

Individual Backgrounds Matter

Chapter 5 Policy Implications

Supporting English Language Preparation

Creating Opportunities for Cultural Immersion and Designing Courses

  • Instructors attuned to international student needs
    Tips on Teaching ESL Students Retrieved from The Writing Center The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Faculty Members as Mentors and Sources of Extra Help

Engaging Parents