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World Religions Index

Equipping Christians to Understand Other World Faiths and Religious Philosophies


The Twelve Tests of True Love

The following tests, adapted from Chip Ingram’s book Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships, can help you evaluate a relationship and determine if you are really in love.


Time Tips for Better Grades in College and University

Poor time management can lead to stress, poor grades and perhaps burnout in the long run. But with some planning, you can make the most of your time. Here’s how.


Budgeting in Six Easy Steps

Creating and sticking to a personal budget is a vital part of personal financial planning. Here is an easy, six-step method for arriving at a budget you can live with.


Get Better Grades

There is no reason why you can’t get better grades AND have more fun– if you follow these guidelines…


Preparing to Return Home

Do you remember how much time you spent making preparations for your journey and thinking about what life in the U.S. would be like? Just as much thought now needs to be given to your return home.


Think Home

Here is a very special workbook to help Christian international students begin to prepare for returning to their home country (which should be started on long before actually returning). (order online)


Grad Resources

Grad Resources is an independent faith-based service for the practical and emotional needs of graduate students.


The Hope ESL Curriculum

The HOPE ESL (English as a Second Language) software curriculum is now available and ready to be used. Using audio and video from The HOPE film

(http://www.thehopeproject.com) an effective ESL/Gospel ministry tool has been created.


Welcoming Internationals

International students often express their need and desire for friends, particularly at the very beginning of their time in America. Because this time is so crucial for our friends from overseas, it is imperative that we lay plans in advance to help them during these early days, when they so keenly feel the strangeness of our land.


International Students’ 5 Primary Felt Needs

International students have unique needs.  Here are some ways to meet those needs…


Helping Internationals to Understand a New Culture

There are several good ways to help your international friends adjust their new experiences in America…


Adapting To Students’ Time Constraints

Many work 70, 80 or 90 hours per week on research and/or studies.  Given their incredibly busy schedules, how can we effectively minister to internationals?


How to Survive in the U.S.

International Students, Inc. (ISI), has produced “How to Survive in the U.S.” as a resource guide to help the international student feel at home in this country. It is an excellent resource you can recommend to students as they are making their adjustments.


30 Easy Ways to Save Time

International students typically have a great deal of pressure on them.  Here are 30 great ideas to better manage time and increase productivity and efficiency in everything they do.


Returnee Handbook

This handbook for Chinese returnees is written from a Christian perspective and aimed at helping them succeed spiritually upon return to China. It was produced by the OCF-CEM ministry, and distributed electronically and posted by permission on RI.com. Both English and Chinese versions and a cover letter are included.