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NCUE international ambassadors consisting of local students led a few students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) to visit some historical sites around Changhua, helping them experience the local culture and carrying out successful people-to-people diplomacy for Taiwan and NCUE. The experience of being international ambassadors recruited and trained by the Office of International and Cross-strait Affairs (OICA) helps the members broaden their horizons and develop global mobility by participating in international guest receptions, the assistance of international students, and international exchange activities. This experience also becomes some of the students’ best memories in college.

 

NCUE and Chun Hwa Middle School (CHMS) in Brunei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate the exchange of the two institutions. CHMS BOD Director, Mak Soon Seng, expressed his admiration for NCUE’s quality of education. He expects to enrich Brunei’s Chinese teaching resources by sending CHMS graduates and teachers to NCUE for further education, and introducing the expertise of special education from NCUE. This is NCUE’s first partnership established with Brunei’s educational institution. It is expected that the international reach of NCUE extends to more “New Southbound Policy” Countries. 

 

The “2018 International Week” held by the Office of International and Cross-strait Affairs (OICA) will kick off with a lecture made by the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange on October 22. There will be daily events during the week till the 26th, including a series of lectures, multicultural activities, experience sharing of overseas study and interaction with overseas students. It will join the school’s anniversary carnival by showcasing global food cultures, providing opportunities for students to trying traditional dishes of various parts of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

The dual-degree programs offered by NCUE and California State University, Fresno (CSU, Fresno) are expected to extend to more departments and graduate institutes. Assistant Vice President for International Affairs, Sarah Lam, and the Assistant Professor in Physics, Yongsheng Gao of CSU, Fresno came to visit and discussed future cooperation with a few departments. Other issues, such as how to motivate students and teachers to study abroad, and how to shorten the duration of dual-degree studies were also involved. According to Dr. Lam, NCUE students in dual-degree programs could become a certified teacher in the U.S. by joining one-year teacher training after graduating from CSU, Fresno, enabling themselves more competitive in their careers.

President Tran Huu Phuc of the University of Foreign Language Studies (UFLS) in Vietnam paid a visit to NCUE and signed an agreement for academic cooperation and exchange. The cooperation in students exchange, “3+1” dual-degree programs for UFLS Chinese major students and internships in Taiwan for UFLS students are expected.

 

Department of Biology recently discussed with Pukyong National University in Korea about developing cooperation schemes. Both sides highly expect to create dual-degree programs. Currently, NCUE offers dual-degree programs in Business Administration, Physics, Guidance & Counseling, Accounting, and Computer Science with partner universities in the U.S. and Australia.

 

The Office of International and Cross-strait Affairs (OICA) led 81 students from Mainland China and South Korea to visit the Sun Moon Lake and Che Cheng recently to experience the beauty of humanity and culture of Central Taiwan. It is a routine event held every semester. The students interacted with each other and learned better about Taiwan’s aboriginal culture as well as the development of local industries, making their studies more fruitful in Taiwan.

 

On the first day of this semester, the Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs (OICA) organized a welcome reception for all international exchange students. President Yen-Kuang Kuo encouraged the students to travel around to better understand Taiwan. He also expressed his wish that they have a nice learning experience in Taiwan. He added that they are always welcome to contact the OICA whenever they are in need.

 

The Chinese Cultural Camp (the Camp) for Thai students hosted by NCUE ended successfully. The two-week activity not only deepens the friendship between NCUE and its partner university in Thailand but also competently plays an important role in extending NCUE’s connection with “New Southbound Policy” countries. During the closing ceremony, the students displayed their learning accomplishments by showing their calligraphy, drawings made on Peking opera masks, works of paper cutting and sky lanterns, and performance of Chinese songs. They also expressed their gratitude to the teachers and school buddies. It’s hard to say goodbye and the students from both sides look forward to seeing each other again!

Following the visit of the Hong Kong delegation, about 30 high school principals and teachers from Macao recently came to NCUE to participate in the workshops on guidance and counseling, and school administration and marketing. According to the visitors, this visit was a very rewarding experience. Based on the fact that NCUE was awarded in 2017 by the Ministry of Education for its excellent international student counseling, NCUE President Yen-Kuang Kuo looks forward to seeing more students from Macao on NCUE campus. NCUE undertakes that they will be taken care of properly. Currently, the number of overseas Chinese students from Macao at NCUE is second only to that of Malaysia.