The New York Times takes an in-depth look at what it’s like to be a Chinese student studying abroad in America. The article is called “The China Boom,” but it’s really more about why Chinese students choose to come to the U.S. and what parts of American culture they find most uncomfortable.
Interestingly, the article picks up on some topics that our bloggers have talked about, including:
– The struggle between adopting American culture and preserving your home culture
– How lonely it can feel to arrive alone in a new country
– How you pick up American expressions (and other linguistic challenges)
– The unfamiliarity of college parties, as well as widespread use of alcohol and drugs on college campuses, which is a topic we’ll be addressing in the next few weeks