How to Connect with a Chinese Mom

By Jennifer Gerth - HCC Board Member I’ve been a mom for six years, and I consider myself a relatively friendly and non-intimidating person, so one would think I could easily connect with a mom from China.  Even more to my advantage, my own mom was born in Taiwan. However, connection is not always easy.... Continue Reading →

Experiencing a Day in the Life of HCC

By Hannah Veldkamp - HCC Communications Coordinator Tuesday, November 7, 2017 9:00 AM Rosa is back! Our dear administrative and financial assistant has returned to work this week after a short maternity leave. She is looking great and now is the mother of the beautiful Claire! Staff is casually chatting in the halls, and leftover... Continue Reading →

Sharing the Gospel in a New Way

By Kristie Mandel - CXI intern As we encounter international students from cultures very different than our own, how can we be sensitive in how we communicate the Good News to them?  One approach is to acknowledge that priorities from shame-based cultures can differ significantly from those of guilt-based cultures. No culture is exclusively shame... Continue Reading →

From the Airport to Amen

By Josh Driver - HCC Program Coordinator  Volunteering at HCC in 2010 by making airport runs made a lot of sense to me. I was once a study abroad student in Beijing, China, who went through a similar experience of waiting at the airport for someone to take me to a university. Living only five... Continue Reading →

Seeing Red with Rose-Tinted Glasses

By Daniel Morgenstern -HCC Intern “Red” in China is not just about politics. Communism is only one cultural element in China that uses red as a symbol. Festivals, economists, fashion, history, and public service all use red in different capacities. Chinese stoplights flash red for caution, but “going into the red” is the goal of... Continue Reading →

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