Two years ago, my husband and I packed our two-bedroom townhouse into my parents’ garage and flew to the U.K. with two bags each. During our postgraduate studies, we lived in a 300 sq. ft. apartment and shared one three-feet-wide closet for a whole year. Aside from traveling and making friends from around the world, we learned a few unexpected lessons which we are trying to integrate into our lives this summer.
Welcoming internationals to your university is very straightforward. Everyone wants a friend, and that’s just an easy first step.
Editor’s Note: Yesterday, Heather Ardrey, InterVarsity Graduate & Faculty Ministry (GFM), shared some of her response to the events of Boston Marathon 2013. Today Michael, another colleague with GFM who also teaches in Boston, provides additional insight with a focus on international students. As you have stories, reflections, and/or prayer requests to share about the extraordinary circumstances in […]
What are you reading, watching, thinking about this week? As usual, here’s a few which have been on our mind. Let us know your thoughts on any/all of them. If you have items you’d like us to consider for the top five, add them in the comments or send them to Tom or Mike. 1. […]
On Friday, I led an International Discussion Forum on Randy’s Last Lecture at U. of Pennsylvania, sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the Penn Graduate Christian Fellowship, and Intercultural Friends. Note: Discussion questions posted here in PDF. Afterward, there was an opportunity for participants to offer suggestions for future topics. The international students in my discussion group desired an introduction to the […]