Mandy Gavin (first person on the left) and her friends on their first day of orientation had orientation on June 19, 2015, at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. They had a tour around the university and said they were amazed by how beautiful the campus was.

Iowa Students In China Have Same Acclimation Issues Chinese Have In U.S.

News reports have told how the number of Chinese students has skyrocketed in the University of Iowa and the students’ struggles to fit into American society are of concern to the university. However, few people realize that some students from Iowa go through similar difficulties when studying in China.

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Chinese Students Still Struggle With University System in Iowa

Chinese students at the University of Iowa continue to try making do in a system that isn’t tailored to them, from the admissions process to academics and life on campus, despite moves by the university and others over the past several years to make life more pleasant for them in the United States.

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Iowa Chinese Students Struggle To Adjust, Feel Lack Of Support

The University of Iowa has intensely recruited Chinese students since 2007, but has made little progress fostering their assimilation to campus life. In some respects, an IowaWatch investigation has found, the university’s practices make interactions with domestic students more difficult and increase isolation.