Sias News, March 2016[04/20/2016 04:22 PM]
Official bilingual Sias News that covers events from December 2015 to March 2016.    
Surviving reverse culture shock[03/14/2007 12:00 AM]
Most people are aware of the dreaded phenomenon of culture shock, the slight or major tweaking of a way of thinking and acting due to interacting with another culture. What few realize is that there is a trend that is even worse and more mind-numbing: reverse culture shock. Reverse culture shock is worse because the “norm” has been disrupted. People experience growth while they are out of
Sias News, November 2015[12/02/2015 10:02 AM]
Official bilingual Sias Video News that covers events from October and November, 2015.    
Homecoming shock[03/14/2007 12:00 AM]
Sensory overload. That’s what I call reverse culture shock. A virtual assault on my senses. All of them: sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing. I was so not prepared.Sure, people had mentioned it in passing, “Hey, Kim, by the way, you may experience some reverse culture shock.” I’d politely say, “Thanks,” and keep walking. Later, I’d wonder, What are they talking about? I’m not wondering
Snowy Sias[11/30/2015 02:05 PM]
Xinzheng received moderate snowfall on the night of the 23rd of November, covering Sias in snow!  
Samuel Ruberti[01/23/2007 12:00 AM]
Chinese name: Lu Zhi Yan Time at SIAS: 14 months Time in China: 18 months Noodles or rice: bai ji mo Don't miss sight in China: Shanghai. It's very international. Sometimes I get confused as to where I am because it's so modern and different. The night life is exciting with many great restaurants. Interesting trip with a student: Sanya. We went snorkeling and saw all these weird and freaky looking
A video showing what Sias' International Culture Week is all about - taken from 'China Day' on the 2nd of November, 2015.  
Thanksgiving Story[12/13/2006 12:00 AM]
Turkey? Check. Stuffing? Check. Snow? Check. Snow for Thanksgiving? Yes, that’s what greeted the foreign faculty of Sias International University that cold Thursday morning in Xinzheng. The light fluffy flakes started out about the size of a fen, oops, make that dime, and grew to the size of a quarter in about an hour. It wasn’t enough to stick to the ground, but it was enough to add to the
Sias News, September 2015[10/12/2015 04:04 PM]
Official bilingual Sias Video News that covers events from June to September, 2015.    
Culture Week, which lasts from Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, includes many cultures, like China Day, East Asia Day, Africa Day, European Day, North America Day and International Day. During the week, each day has so many programs that introduce different topics. For example, there was a showing of traditional Chinese clothes on China Day, and there was an Italian festival show on European Day. Every day we
Candlelight Ceremony, 2015[09/22/2015 10:25 AM]
Sias’ Candlelight Ceremony, held at the Sias Stadium, is an event that is getting bigger with each passing year and is receiving more coverage as the domestic and international profile of Sias rises.  
From Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, Sias International University held its traditional activity – Culture Week. It attracted a lot of visitors from other universities and communities, who came to see its various cultures and special performances. Just like last year, Culture Week was divided into China Day, Asia Day, Africa/Latin America Day, Europe Day and America Day. But what was different was that this
Teacher's Day, 2015[09/14/2015 11:50 AM]
A video made for Teacher's Day, that compares the daily life of a teacher and a student.    
Student Journal: October 2006[12/02/2006 12:00 AM]
Today, something dawned on me. And I want to write down something about my life at Sias and talk about my impressions of exchanging ideas with foreign teachers. When I was a freshman, I was filled with curiosity. With a smile on my face and happiness beginning to brim over, I played with my friends all the time because we had so much free time, as it were. I forgot my objective. I lost my way. I
Freshmen Arrive at Sias[09/11/2015 11:18 AM]
Freshmen for the academic year 2015-16 arrived at Sias on the 29th and 30th of August. 7,289 freshmen registered with Sias on these two days!    
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