Having a limited to knowledge of their culture, I do know that various aspects of their culture may in fact influence their needs as learners. To be more specific, the goal of the students in Chinese culture is to pass tests. Usually these tests are multiple choice and students must pass these tests in order to move on to university. They are limited in the amount of social activities and independent, creative thinking. They often do not get the opportunity to express themselves or think critically. Because of these various cultural differences, many foreign students often struggle academically
In the article, “Colleges Adapt to New Kinds of Students from Abroad,” Karin Fischer (2011) explains the increase of foreign students in U.S. universities leads to make more problems in campus and how universities are trying to overcome those problems and help foreign students to adapt to campus. Fischer explains the increase of the foreign undergraduate students due to the support from foreign governments. Fischer quotes Wesley Young, the director of services for international students and scholars at the University of California at Davis, to discuss that the increase of foreign undergraduate students especially requires more care and help than graduate students. While older students know what they need to do and what to do in U.S. university,
The schools of Chinese and Canada have lots of differences. Study in China and Canada vary in terms of student’s learning style, the teaching style, and the collaboration. Other important differences exist, too, but none of these makes one place better than other. They just have emphasis, and students of China and Canada have different good quantities. The schools are simply different. Only people who have experienced studying in both schools of China and Canada can truly appreciate the unique characteristics of
However, the change from home to college can be difficult for international students (Mesidor & Sly, 2016). While some international students find it easy to adjust to the transition, others international students find it challenging to adjust to the transition (Mesidor & Sly, 2016). Studies show that international students experience many challenges as a result of language and cultural barriers, academic difficulties, financial difficulties, medical issues, housing concerns, food differences, alienation, homesickness, lack of social support system, racial discrimination, and cross-cultural loss) (Akanwa, 2015; Guzman et al., 2015; Mesidor & Sly, 2016; Sherry et al., 2010; Smith & Khawaja, 2011; Tung, 2011; Zhang & Goodson, 2010). According to Prieto-Welch (2016), international students as a group are regarded as a main minority population in campuses
Each country has its own kind of education, and education always plays an important role in affecting students’ life and study on many aspects. Having received ten years of education in China and two years of education in the U.S. I would like to compare and contrast a few significant aspects of these two different kinds of educations. Knowing that no two education systems are the same, the differences between American education and Chinese education allow countries to take the essence and discard the dross through learning from each other so as to improve their own current education systems.
Moreover, the value of students from this background, such as second generation immigrants and international students, is not always acknowledged or appreciated (Peterson, Briggs, Dreasher, Horner, & Nelson, 1999). In addition to acculturative stress, they often encounter serious language, financial, psychological, and institutional barriers while in the school and receive very limited support (Mori, 2000). However, students from East and Southeast Asia have wealth of experiences, opinions, and cultural traditions that could contribute and expand the eyesight in both research and teaching, as well as the potential to enrich the university community (Delgado-Romero & Wu, 2010).
Transition and retention strategies are crucial to student graduation (Mayhew, Vanderlinden, and Kim, 2010). Orientation programs have been reported by researchers for the past 30 years as, critical to student transition and retention. Orientation is a high impact approach for increasing student social and academic integration (Mullendore, 2011). These programs provide the unique opportunity for students to interact with the campus social and academic community. Mori (2000), Andred (2006) and Kwai (2012) state that the university practices and academic literature rarely focus attention on international student’s transition, graduation and retention. This analysis will examine if new international student orientation has any significant contribution to university performance as measured by international student graduation rates.
In “A comparison of Foreign Language Learning Social Environments, Motivation, and Beliefs between Chinese and American Students,” Yang and Chen focus on the differences between Chinese and American students’ learning foreign languages and do a survey. They find that American students agree that learning foreign language can help “break cultural biases”, while Chinese students believe that learning foreign language is an essential skill to
Chinese and American students are vastly different however they do have some commonalities. Despite the fact that Chinese students face a much more demanding education system, and less choice within their school, they do share common social interests with American students.
Last year I came to the USA for my studying life as a Chinese international student. I have evaluated to chose ASU from a few universities. But I still faced many hard challenges at the beginning. The three main challenges are the temperature, language and personal psychological quality of being alone in an unfamiliar country. However, I have come here for almost half a year and I have summarized some suggestion through my personal experience and some researching to live better in here.
The differences that exist between the Chinese and American education systems are great and obvious. However, some of these differences don’t play to the strengths of the representative country. American schools allow for greater freedom of movement and choice, while Chinese schools decide the “what”, “where”, and “how” of educational circumstance for the students (Bush, tony, and Qiang Haiyan). These differences in structure should lead to a greater educational standard being held by China, but that isn’t always the case. This paper will examine the differences in education system in the two countries and show that the Chinese system, while
International students face many different challenges when studying abroad. This is due to many factors. First, they are living in a country very far away from their own. The country they are studying at has a very different way of life than theirs. Further more, the laws in that country are much different than the laws in their own country. Due to that they face a lot of problems trying to adapt to this new culture. Me personally as an international student in the US studying at ASU, have faced three particularly difficult challenges that I was able to overcome through time. In this essay I will explain how international students can overcome tough challenges and situations.
The differences between the Chinese education and the American education are more obvious in people’s mind, not only to the international students, but also to the native students and some people who study on this. As more and more Chinese students come to America to have better education, we should think about why the American education system is better and how could we change our system to have a new education system in China. These differences have some deeply reason, like the American is the nation which loves freedom. It took long time to make such a big difference between the two education systems, and we need longer time to change it. An undeniable
“As a international students, I care a lot about the difference of education system between the U.S. and China.”(culture shock) I realized that the educational ideas