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From China To DBU

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Jason Chung is an International Student Services Liaison, and he works in recruitment and relations for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau here at DBU. He shared with us the story of how he came to DBU and how DBU has impacted his life both spiritually and academically.

How did you get to DBU?

“I came to the U.S. from Hong Kong in 1998. I went to Texas Christian University for a semester before coming to DBU. I transferred to DBU in 1999 and went through the Intensive English Program before starting my undergraduate degree in the spring of 2000.”

What do you do at DBU?

“I graduated from DBU in 2004 with a Bachelor Degree in Management and Information Systems. I worked for a year during my OPT (optional practical training). In 2005 I came back to DBU and received a Masters Degree in Finance. I started working for the DBU International Department in 2006 and was a student worker during that time. When I graduated in 2007, I was invited to work at DBU in International Student Services. In 2010, I began getting more involved in recruiting and marketing with the Admissions Department.”

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“When I was asked to join the DBU International Team, I was excited because I wanted to give back to DBU and help students who wanted to come as international students. When I go to other countries around the world to tell potential students about DBU, I am actually able to tell the students and the parents about the university and the campus from an international student’s perspective. I can describe the features of DBU and the experience that students will have while learning a new culture and language. DBU is unique compared to many other universities in the U.S., and I want prospective students to know what DBU has to offer. I see myself as the connector between students and DBU. I describe the university and the campus to them, but they will not understand how DBU will impact their lives until they arrive and experience DBU for themselves. This is true whether the student is a Christian or a non-Christian. If they are a Christian they will benefit spiritually from attending DBU as well as academically. If they are not a Christian they will greatly benefit from the excellent education they receive at DBU and they will learn about Christianity and the seed of the Gospel will be planted in their hearts.”

Is there anything you would like students or prospective students to know about you?

“Before I arrived at DBU I viewed the the Bible as just another piece of literature. When I arrived on campus, I began to experience real Christianity and what it means to follow Jesus. Here I experienced Christ’s love. When I got my undergraduate degree I looked at other schools for graduate schools, but none of them compared to the education I received at DBU. The professors invest in the students individually and help them succeed. I’m so glad God planned for me to return to DBU for my masters degree because I met my wife the first day that I was back. During my first class of my master’s degree she was sitting in front of me. We got married in 2007, and have two girls: Celine, who is 5, and Cara, who is 1.”

Do you have any advice for new international students coming to DBU? 

“You might meet your spouse at DBU! But seriously, DBU will change your life. Being here will not only impact you academically, but also spiritually. Your faith in Christ will be strengthened, and you will grow as a person.”

 Thanks, Jason, for sharing your story with us! DBU is so thankful to have such a great team of faculty and staff who serve international students and show them Christ’s love!

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