campus Engagement Initiative

about cei

The US China Association has officially launched a new program called the “Campus Engagement Initiative.” With over 400,00 Chinese high school and university students in the United States each year, we realized this is a way to strengthen our bonds of understanding and friendship without leaving our own backyard.

 

Several years in the making, this initiative is dedicated to enhancing the ability of university campus administrators, student services personnel, and especially professors of theology and religion, who teach Chinese international students, to successfully engage their students  on campus.

 

We also acknowledge that we are in a very difficult time for all faculty and students, and this  is especially the case for Chinese international students who have been stranded by the pandemic and taken aback by the tense rhetoric between China and the U.S.

Resources for universities

The goal of our methodology is to create a greater understanding on the part of faculties and administrations as to the cultural, sociological, and philosophical backgrounds of Chinese International  students which in turn will help lead  these students  into a richer  campus life.  

If you work in a high school or university that hosts Chinese international students and are interested in improving your institution’s efforts to serve them, consider taking our brief 9 question survey to better inform our efforts. There are different versions for religious studies and theology teachers, campus ministers, and counselors and recruiters, depending on the level the institution serves.

For inquiries, please contact Cecilia Flores, Campus Engagement Initiative Coordinator at programs@uscatholicchina.org.

upcoming workshops

The US China Association will be offering several workshops at both the university and high school level online via Zoom.  These workshops will be offered both in Fall 2020 and in Spring 2021. Additional dates will be added soon.

Please note, we will be offering follow-up workshops at our International Conference “China, Christianity, and the Dialogue of Civilizations,” 6 - 8 August 2021 at Santa Clara University.

 

November 7th, 2020 at 3:30pm PST

background and concerns of university

students coming from china

Dr. Chiaretto Kin Sheung Yan (甄健湘)

Youth minister in China, visiting professor at St. Joseph's University, Macau, and author of A Season for Relationships: Youth in China and the Mission of the Church.

Andrea Zhou (周 沅)

Has worked in Catholic higher education in China and in the U.S. for over ten years. She currently leads a student development program at St. Louis University designed to help international students succeed in American higher education.

Jordan Qiao

Business development associate professional, recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago (BA, International Studies) and Northwestern University (MA, Communication)

What are the concerns and aspirations common among young people in China today?  What issues do they encounter as they adapt to U.S. college campuses?  How can a Catholic campus be a place of welcome, intellectual development, and personal growth for these intrepid young people? 

November 14th, 2020 at 3:30PM PST

meeting recruiting challenges in china today: u.S. Universities

Jing Luo (罗靖)

After earning her MA in Master's Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs (University of Vermont 2014), Jing Luo earned her has worked in student services in private and state universities. Currently, she is the Director of Marketing and Recruitment in MSU’s Beijing Office.

Andrea Zhou (周 沅)

Has worked in Catholic higher education in China and in the U.S. for over ten years. She currently leads a student development program at St. Louis University designed to help international students succeed in American higher education.

What does the recruiting process look like from the Chinese side?   How can your university find the students who are a match for the undergraduate and graduate programs you sponsor?   How can you reach students and build relationships in the face of the challenges we currently face?

 
 

surveys

We are currently in the process of distributing a university survey to solicit feedback on several areas to better understand  the real needs of both the students and schools.  

If you work in a university that hosts Chinese international students and are interested in improving your institution’s efforts to serve them, consider taking our brief 9 question survey to better inform our efforts. There are different versions for religious studies and theology teachers, campus ministers, and counselors and recruiters, depending on the level the institution serves.

past workshops

The US-China Catholic Association was founded in 1989 by concerned U.S. bishops, Maryknoll, the Jesuits, and representatives of other religious orders in order to promote mutual support and fraternal ties between the Church in China and the U.S. Church.

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