Arriving from China | Baylor University International Study Center
The town is quiet, which I like. It’s hot!
Texas is hot and because I live in the South part of China, I love the weather here. I
think it’s a smaller town compared to others. I’m in the Chinese Student Association now,
which is called CSSA, we are helping the Chinese students who just came to the United States. I’m from China so my education is Eastern
Asian style. But when I first came to the US, the education style was definitely different
from China. For example, teachers ask questions and students answer questions [in China] it’s
really a one-way communication, but in the US system it’s more like two-way communication.
Students not only answers teacher’s questions but they are also encouraged to ask teachers
questions to challenge their teacher, so it’s very interactive. The students and professors
work closely with each other. In this way I think many interesting ideas are not just
coming from professors but also from students. I think this environment is very helpful for
students. In the school they have some food that is
like Chinese food, but it’s like American-Chinese food, but I still like it. They also have
some restaurants in the school like Panda Express. It’s American-Chinese food but
it’s good. They also have some Chinese restaurants in Waco, which during the weekend you will
see almost all the Chinese students in there. It’s really tasty, really nice.