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Tai Cho Mesches

XY Bridges
Founder
Tai Cho Mesches is a Chinese American from New York City with over 15 years of experience in international youth programs and pedagogy. After graduating from Wheaton College, Tai spent 6 years living in China and Taiwan working with IES Abroad programs. While there, he became fluent in Mandarin and Classical Chinese at the National Taiwan University. After returning to New York, Tai worked at Leman Manhattan Preparatory School in the International Boarding Program. Here he witnessed the cross-cultural challenges that Chinese youth struggle with as they try to integrate into life in the United States. Tai realized that the real issue lies in the socio-cultural context, where Chinese students’ lack of cross-cultural competence, social etiquette skills, and confidence in their English language abilities directly impact their experiences and development. XY Bridges LLC was founded with the goal of bridging the cross-cultural divide and easing the transition for Chinese students coming to study at U.S. educational institutions. Tai holds an M.A. in Intercultural Services, Leadership, and Management from The School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, and a B.A. in East Asian Studies with a focus on China from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.

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Thursday, December 6
 

10:00