Supporting Students From China at UC Berkeley

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | April 12 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Jason Patent, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

 International House

Students from China continue to come to UC Berkeley in ever-greater numbers. What roles can each of us play in ensuring that we all make the most of this learning opportunity, both for the students and for ourselves? How can we bring awareness to our own and others’ stereotypes, so that we might transform them into learning opportunities? Through thoughtful conversation and inquiry, we will spend the afternoon exploring these and other questions.

After the workshop participants will be better able to:

- Understand the unique cultural challenges faced by students from China, from their perspective
- Interact with students from China in ways that help them feel included and understood, ultimately facilitating their success
- Have conversations with colleagues that improve their understanding of the challenges faced by students from China
- Help Chinese student better adapt to academic life on a U.S. campus

 cil@berkeley.edu