Date 2016-04-12 3578 Clicks
Well known actress and Tamkang University alumni of the Department of French, Lun-mei Gwei, expressed in an interview, “For my junior year at the university I travelled to France to study abroad for a year. It was the beginning of my need to seek out all of the diverse treasures that the world has to offer.” She stated that her wish was to one day travel to another unfamiliar place to once again capture that enticing feeling of learning a new language, culture and lifestyle. She highlighted that it is the most effective way for young people to grasp an understanding of the world.
In order to enhance international learning for the youth of Taiwan, the Ministry of Education is promoting the “Improving Young Student Mobility Plan” from 2016-2019 which will be executed by the College of Education for the purpose of improving student global perception in terms of communication skills, adaptability, professional skills and practical application. Dean of the College of Education and project planner, Dian-fu Chang, expressed, “All around the world, enrollment numbers of international students is rising. However, beginning from 2009, Taiwan hasn’t seen any significant growth in terms of students studying abroad. Every year the Ministry of Education provides funding related to international study and through a unified effort, there is sure to be positive results.”
Firstly, the Improving Young Student Mobility Plan will consist of 15 workshops that will take place in the northern, middle, southern and eastern regions of Taiwan. The workshops consist of teacher training and the first of these events took place on Apr. 12 in the Chueh-sheng International Conference Hall. The second part of the plan, scheduled for the beginning of Nov., is an achievement exhibition that will include descriptions of successful projects, achievement displays and a short film activity.
During the first workshop, Director of the Department of Diplomacy and International Relations, Chin-mo Cheng, expressed, “Global Mobility has become an important criteria for the future of education in higher learning all over the globe. In addition to broadening the perspective of students, it also improves foreign language skills, strengthens international competitive ability and plays an important role with people of the community.”