Chinese New Year

A Chinese first year MBA attends the Tulane Chinese New Year Party.

One of the best things at Tulane is the international environment. Tulane is a small international society. I strongly feel the combination of different cultures around the world. I have classes with students from the U.S., China, India, Germany, France, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela etc. We will visit Latin America, Europe, and China during the program to learn more about local business environment and how to compete in the global business context, and to communicate with local business leaders. An exciting experience as well as a good chance to expand my horizon and to see the world.

In January I had my first Chinese New Year in New Orleans. Like Christmas in the U.S., Chinese New Year is the most important festival for Chinese people. It is the first day of the New Year in the traditional Chinese calendar. Usually we will stay with our family, make dumplings, and watch the Festival broadcasting show at the night before the Chinese New Year Eve. We will use red stuff like red paper-cuts, red lantern to decorate our houses. Red means lucky and happy in China. At Tulane, of course we Chinese students will use our way to celebrate the Chinese New Year. We don’t have family with us at New Orleans, but we have lots of Chinese friends. We are a family! The Chinese Student Committee had hosted a big New Year Party on that day. We had traditional Chinese food specially dumplings, and we even enjoyed a wonderful New Year show, all of which made me feel at home!

Meng Zhao