DATE 2018/08/23 VISITORS 1192
Globalization has dismantled barriers that once existed between countries and brought people closer together, creating ever more chances for cross-cultural exchange and interaction. In a closely connected global village, many of the issues faced by modern societies can be solved through cooperation between nations.
With this in mind, Tamkang University joined forces with Ritsumeikan University and Kyung Hee University to hold the 2018 Asian Community Leadership Seminar (ACLS). In its third year now, the Seminar centers around issues unique to East Asian societies, and through a mixture of theoretical discussions and practical activities, proposes a series of concrete solutions. As part of this year's three-week-long Seminar, students spent one week at Ritsumeikan University in Japan (Aug 6-11), then moved on to Kyung Hee University in Korea, where they stayed for the second week (Aug 12-18), and concluded their trip in Tamkang University (Aug 19-25). A total of 20 students took part: four from Japan, six from Korea, and ten from Taiwan.
During the opening ceremony of the event, the TKU Dean of International Affairs, Dr. Lucia Chen, noted that the ACLS is an integral platform for students who wish to participate in international affairs and broaden their horizons. She praised the participants for displaying courage and wisdom, and showing a willingness to try things and challenge themselves. She also said that, this year, 90 percent of participants were female, which reflects the significant role women play in today's society. However, she expressed her hope that more male students would take part in the activity next year.
Over the course of the three weeks, a number of educational activities were held, including lectures, group tasks, and internships.