New OIC dean encourages students to join the exchange programs
|Dean of Office of International Cooperation Chen Mei-fen (陳美芬) Photo: OIC|
By Alfa Lee（李欣澄）
Chen Mei-fen (陳美芬), the new dean of Office of International Cooperation (OIC), said on Feb. 17 that she hoped for more students to participate in student exchange programs, while more foreign students would continue their study at the National Chengchi University (NCCU).
Chen said that NCCU has more than 600 partner universities, and most foreign students of the exchange programs came from the Europe and the Americas.
“It is a pity that a lot of foreign students would come to Taiwan, but, not many Taiwanese students would spend their time in a foreign city,” she said.
Chen said that most Taiwanese students will decide to give up their chances if they are not admitted to their dream schools or priority choices via the programs.
“Every year, we have nearly 200 vacancies for the programs,” she said.
Chen encouraged students to utilize resources from the OIC, apply to these exchange programs and take good advantage of every opportunity. She said that through these programs, a student can not only broaden his horizons but also become a more mature and giving person.
Regarding future resolutions, Chen said that to elevate NCCU’s reputation, to encourage more exchange students and to help NCCU on school rankings would be her major priorities.
“To promote NCCU, we attend international education fairs, collaborate with other schools, send brochures and booklets overseas,” she said.
Chen said she was very lucky to have awesome colleagues that are trying different ways to make the campus a foreigner friendly environment.