Zhajiangmian (炸醬面) Jajangmyeon (자장면) Black Bean Noodles Recipe | Cooking Corner

Zhajiangmian in Chinese or Jajangmyeon in Korean is a popular Chinese-Korean noodle dish. Both dishes involve tossing noodles with a thick meat sauce usually based on soybean paste in Zhajiangmian and fermented black bean paste in... Read More

How to Talk to Your Kids and Students about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As news of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the media, they are increasingly becoming a part of our daily conversations. As much as we try to shield our children from alarming headlines, the reality is that they will c... Read More

Communicating Healthy Habits To Students During Cold and Flu Season | Dear Angela

Dear Angela, I have some general concerns about keeping my student and our family healthy during the cold and flu season. With the recent coronavirus situation, I want to maintain a healthy environment in our home as well as help ... Read More

How Host Families Help International Students Succeed Academically

When my husband and I hosted our first student, a darling Japanese girl named Minori, we knew communication was going to be a challenge when she would answer questions like, “Would you like cereal or toast for breakfast?” with... Read More

Celebrating Lunar New Year and Preventing International Student Homesickness | Dear Angela

Dear Angela, I know Lunar New Year is one of the biggest times in Asia for celebrating with family, like during Thanksgiving or Christmas here. How can I help my international student enjoy the Lunar New Year while they’re i... Read More

Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tết Nguyên Đán) Recipes | Cooking Corner

Lunar New Year is the most important and popular holiday in many East Asian countries. Vietnamese New Year (Tết Nguyên Đán), or Tết for short, translates to “Feast of the First Morning of the First Day”. In Vietnamese, ... Read More