DATE 2016/06/21 VISITORS 2234
Universities all over the world are putting emphasis on their strategy of international development. Students being sent overseas for study is now quite common for every type of academic institution. This year America has sent more than 200,000 students abroad for study with hopes of creating personnel that have a greater understanding of life in every country. Tamkang University is no exception when it comes to international development. It began sending junior-year students overseas starting from 23 years ago, totalling to 6,432 students that have gained international skills for the career world. For the 2015-16 academic year, Tamkang University will be sending 520 students to 82 academic institutions of 17 different countries.
On June 21 a flag ceremony was held as students of this year’s international exchange programs prepare to travel overseas. Addresses and best wishes were given by President Flora Chia-I Chang, Yuri Yao-tsung Chih of the Ministry of Education, Liang-yu Wang of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic Consultant of the American Institute in Taiwan, Hiram Rios-Hermandez and Deputy Director of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, Charmaine Stanley.
President Chang expressed, “This university was founded with the objectives of realizing an internationally-oriented, information-oriented and future-oriented education system. In 1993 the Junior Year Study Abroad Program was established to meet with the objectives of this institution.” She expressed that students that study overseas create new pathways, and obtain cross-cultural knowledge and skills of adaptability that make them very competitive in their future careers.