More than 300 international students and 28 ambassadors who are part of the Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship helped it celebrate its 10th anniversary at a farewell party on May 8.
At the event, President Ma Ying-Jeou spoke about how the teaching of the Chinese language can help grow international exchanges and improve cultural understanding. He said he envisaged Taiwan as the world’s “Chinese language center.”
Photographers also vied for first, second and third place in the “Fabulous Taiwan Photo Contest.” The competition invites academic visitors to capture Taiwan’s people and culture from their perspectives. Taipei University of Technology’s Ke Lan Di was first place winner, followed by Tamkang University’s Melissa, who was touched by our magnificent natural landscape and rich cultural customs.
In third place was National Taiwan University’s Gu Huei-xie, who has found Taiwanese very friendly and hospitable. He said he has been grateful to people who have been willing to lend a helping hand.
Graduates atthe farewell party.
Photo Contest second place winner Melissa stands in front of her exhibit.
President Ma Ying-Jeou said he wanted to establish Taiwan as a major hub for Asian higher education.