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A Home far away from Home – My Journey with HCC

By Mingyi He – HCC Intern, Volunteer, and Student Group Member Two years ago, I came to the U.S alone. What I felt on the day I arrived at the airport was not a stereotypical feeling of fear or loneliness. I felt a warm sense of homecoming because an elderly lady from HCC had come …

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How to Embrace the American Lifestyle

By Hannah Varberg – HCC Communications Coordinator Cultural exchange is such a wonder because you learn there is beauty in every culture worldwide. You also learn that no culture is comprised of perfect humans. Those engaging and immersing themselves in American culture see both beauty and imperfect humans. This writing piece is not saying that …

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What is China Plus?

By Tim Grundtiz – Executive Director For more than 26 years, Minnesotans have become experts in sharing hospitality, service, and love towards Chinese through the Hospitality Center for Chinese. With more than 10,000 students from 130 different countries across campuses in the Twin Cities, we feel compelled to do more. We believe we are called …

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Loving Internationals Near and Far through ReEntry

By Jonathan Nesvig – HCC ReEntry Coordinator Challenge and Opportunity At, HCC we care about not just loving Chinese students and scholars while they are here in America but also loving them as they return to China. This is “ReEntry.” We love and serve Chinese students and scholars before and after they return to China. …

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Josh Driver: Handling Staff Management, Admin, Prayer, and Photography

By Josh Driver – HCC Operations Manager When I transitioned out of HCC last autumn, I explained that I was exploring a career shift that would require me to interact more closely with individuals in a counseling, mentoring, managing, or coaching role. As program coordinator for over four years, guiding the HCC Student Group was …

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A Chance Encounter Changes Everything

By Amy Barnard – Long-Time HCC Volunteer While at a Beijing conference for the U of M, a lady he’d never met handed Nick a business card for HCC. “If you need a ride to campus from the airport, you should contact them,” she said. Who is HCC? Nick really had no idea, but he …

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One Tip for Effective Communication in China

By Joab Meyer – HCC Volunteer To see the original blog post from China Source, click here.  Effective communication requires engagement from both ends of the communication cycle—both the ability to send a message and receive feedback from your audience. Using this cycle to reach a common understanding is more of an art than a science—even …

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Practicing Hospitality

By Rhonda Dippon – HCC Volunteer To see Rhonda’s original blog post, click here.  Hospitality is another one of those words that is on many gift lists. However, I do not think hospitality is a spiritual gift. It is never listed as a gift in any of the spiritual gift lists in the Bible. It …

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Worth It: Ling

By Daniel Morgenstern – HCC Intern The greatest strength of the Kingdom is believers like Ling (name changed for safety). A talented videographer and aspiring director, Ling creates pensive and thought-provoking films that examine identity. Ling was raised by his grandparents because his parents lived in other cities for work. The absence of his parents …

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Autumn Burst in St. Croix State Park

By Josh Driver – Former HCC Program Coordinator See original blog post here. While I made plans to capture autumn colors this year, I made note of fire towers in state parks, and St Croix State Park made the list. It’s about two hours from the Twin Cities, including a slow drive on a dirt …

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