• Xin Zhao Zhoukou Normal University
  • Shaojie Ding Ukrainian-Chinese Center "One Belt - One Way", VN Karazin Kharkiv National University
  • Lyubov Kalashnyk H.S.Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University
  • Tatiana Luhova H.S.Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University



Chinese students, host culture society, native culture society, cultural adaptation, University, educational process, cultural shock


The article is devoted to a sharp problem of educational practice: ways of cultural adaptation of foreign (in particular, Chinese) students in new host society as a condition of their successful education abroad. Chinese students now form the largest abroad students` community in main countries of the world. As the Chinese way of living and the education traditions differ a lot from the countries` they usually would like to continue their education at, cultural adaptation is seen in the article as the need for a comfortable education process both for the students came and the University host them. The Main methods of Chinese students` cultural adaptation process are under consideration of the research, paying attention to the period (stage) a student finds himself / herself at that also can be seen as the aim of the research. As to the methods, the ones traditionally used in social studies and general research work were used: ethnographic descriptions and census data, scientific method to collect empirical evidence, method of analysis, etc. As the result was presented a set of methods that can be used by a host University on condition of the Chinese students` cooperation to level down the cultural shock period for the student and to speed up his/her entering the host culture society.


Author Biographies

  • Xin Zhao, Zhoukou Normal University
    lecturerZho Xin, PhD PhD (Humanitaria Sciences). Works as a lecturer at Zhoukou Normal University (Zhoukou city, Henan province, PR China). Main scientific interest: educational psychology, psychology of youth, general psychology, professional psychology of educators and teachers. Email address:
  • Shaojie Ding, Ukrainian-Chinese Center "One Belt - One Way", VN Karazin Kharkiv National University
    Head of Ukrainia-China center "One road - one way"Ding Shaojie, PhD PhD (Humanitaria Sciences), Director of the Ukinian-Chinese Center "One Belt, One Road" attached to V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University. Main Scientific interest: Formation and development of a personality, general psychology, medical psychology, psychological peculiarities of females. Email address:
  • Lyubov Kalashnyk, H.S.Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University
    professor of Oriental Languages departmentDR.SC.LYUBOV KALASHNYK, Professor In 2016 obtained Doctor of Science degree in the field of History and theory of Education. Field of practical work and scientific interest: Chinese educational system, Chinese family and social education, patriotic and citizenship education in China, Educational system of Israel, formal and non-formal education in China and Israel. Lecturer, researcher. Author of 3 manuals and more than 60 other scientific works; works at Kharkiv national pedagogical University named after G.S.Skovoroda (Ukraine) and Zhejiang Shuren University (Hangzhou, China). Email address:
  • Tatiana Luhova, H.S.Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University
    Head of International Studnts education departmentTetiana Luhova MA degree on General education (obtained 2014). 2015 started PhD degree program on Education and Methods of educational work. Main scientific interest: socialization and cultural adaptation of abroad students, methods of culture teaching of abroad students. Has 15 scientific publications. Email address:


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