Not all international students have the same interests or needs. Just think about the difference between Japanese food and Indian food, and you’ll quickly realize that there are vast differences between cultures. For that reason, presents tips for ministering through four primary people groups- Chinese, Japanese, “South Asian” (primarily Indians) and Middle Easterners.

This section is designed to help you minister directly to students from these strategic groups.


Generalizing about “international students” is tricky business. At first glance, they seem so different from one culture to the next.  But some generalizations do apply across the various cultures. Most importantly, they all share the common experience of adjusting to the culture of America and its university sub-culture.

Certain sections of will look at the common experiences that are faced by virtually all international students.

Learn about the differenct cultures.