Congratulations to David Gu, from Providence Day School for completing his first SOLO flight at the FlyCarolina school in Charlotte, NC. For David, everything about flying is his true passion. When he is not studying hard and flying planes, David is building drones and model planes and was just accepted to the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra!! ... See MoreSee Less
Talk about #schoolgoals!! Cape Henry went ALL out for Mid-Autumn Festival on Wednesday, October 4th. Over one thousand moon cakes were baked fresh in Virginia Beach for students to enjoy and well wishes were sent from all grades! Thank you Cape Henry for your enthusiasm and support! ... See MoreSee Less
We loved having our China partners visit for our FAM trip! First stop, Chicago! Our eleven agents enjoyed 360 degree views of the city, college campus visits and deep dish pizza! Next stops...Charlotte and California. ... See MoreSee Less
Announcing the New Oasis 2017-2018 Student Advisory Board
The New Oasis Student Advisory Board is a group of students selected to help New Oasis on their mission to understand and better support international students studying in the United States. Students on the 2017-2018 Advisory Board will serve as student advisors to New Oasis while working together to conduct research on the experience of international students across the United States.
The student selected this year are:
Jiawei Ni, Villa Maria Academy Chu'er Yan, The Lovett School Jiacheng Cai, Bethlehem Central Catholic School Yushun Chen, Charlotte Catholic High School Xuanyu Wu, Westminster Schools of Augusta Trang Pham, Charlotte Christian High School Yishan Li, Battle Ground Academy Yuehao Liu, Allentown Central Catholic High School ... See MoreSee Less
Mid-Autumn Festival is one week away! What are these delicious mooncakes all about? In Chinese culture, a round shape symbolizes completeness and reunion. Thus, the sharing and eating of round moon cakes among family members during the week of the festival signify the completeness and unity of families. It is one of the hallmark traditions of this festival.
There are many kinds of moon cakes, among which the five kernel and roast pork mooncakes are the most traditional and classic flavors. They are filled with mixed nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, peanut, dried winter melon, sesame, pumpkin seeds, pine nut and so on)
Interested in trying a mooncake? Check with your local Asian supermarkets to see if they carry them or order from one of our favorite bakeries in California, Sheng Kee!
Chinese Mid-Autumn festival falls on October 4th this year and we can't wait to celebrate with all of our students across the U.S. with feasts, lanterns, mooncakes and more!
Do you know where this holiday originated from? Ancient Chinese emperors worshiped the harvest moon in Autumn, as they believed that the practice would bring them a plentiful harvest the following year.
In Chinese culture, a round shape symbolizes completeness and reunion, thus the sharing and eating of the moon cakes and giving offerings to the moon during the week of the festival signify the completeness and unity of family.
We would LOVE to see how you are celebrating this year. Tag New Oasis International Education and include the hashtag #midautumnfestival ... See MoreSee Less