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Flags are Raised Along with the Hopes of TKU Exchange Students

DATE 2015/07/01 VISITORS 5343

FENG, WEN-HSING

Tamkang University alumni and renowned Taiwanese actress, Gwei Lun-Mei, shared a few words about her experience in the TKU junior-year overseas study program, “When I arrived in France, I began to understand the importance of seeing new places. I was able to attain invaluable knowledge from this journey and I hope to have a chance to visit another foreign country to experience this sensation all over again.” TKU has been promoting the junior-year study abroad program for 22 years and it has helped to cultivate 6000 outstanding individuals. On June 30th a flag ceremony was held for the 512 junior year students, participating in this year’s study abroad program.

President Flora Chia-I Chang hosted the event and invited honored special guests to encourage the students: Senior Officer of the American Institute in Taiwan, Mr. Richard Haddock, Deputy Director of General Relations of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, Mr. Shawn Tinkler, Specialist of Interchange Association Japan, Ms. Fumino Iwamura, and Commissioner of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Marisa Barreiro Fernández. This year’s participating students include the 6 departments of the College of Foreign Languages and Literature, the College of Business and Management’s Department of International Business, the Department of Banking and Finance, the Department of Industrial Economics and junior year students of Lanyang Campus. The students will study for a year’s time in 75 sister universities in 16 countries.

During the ceremony, former participants of the program shared their experience of studying overseas while expressing gratitude to the university for the opportunity. Student of the Department of Japanese, Guang-hong Ran, and student of the Department of International Business, Wei-li Ou, talked about their time of study in Japan at Reitaku University and in America at Temple University in 2014. Also sophomore student of the Department of Tourism Management, En-qi Liang, discussed his plan to study at Kyung Hee University in Korea.

President Chang expressed, “When this university was founded, it emphasized the development of an internationally-oriented, information-oriented and future-oriented education system and in 1993 the Junior Year Overseas Study Program was created.” She expressed that the exchange students involved in this program experience different cultures and expand their international horizons, cultivating global insight, competitive ability and a genuine respect of the world. She closed by saying, “Take full advantage of your year of study overseas because it will certainly enhance your talents and enrich your knowledge.”


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