We Are a Family: A Welcome to the Spring’s International and Overseas Students

Shih Hsin University held its International and Overseas Student Spring Gathering on March 1st to help students far from home overcome homesickness. Over 200 international students joined this event. Besides copious amounts of food, there were also some applause-winning student performances. In the end, students received red envelopes as a blessing, though Chinese New Year had already passed. The gathering highlighted the bustling atmosphere of the new semester.

The president of SHU, Dr. Yeong-Chyan Wu said that studying overseas is not an easy thing. Just like the saying goes, “He that travels far knows much.” Dr. Wu also encouraged students to spread out and learn from each culture to broaden their horizons. “Learning from different regions can make your vision much wider.” Dr. Wu said.

The shows performed by students were more impressive than ever. The hosts cosplayed the roles of Emperor and Empress. Some students dressed as the God of Fortune for a comical skit, the crowd of professors and students were more than delighted. The head of the Overseas Compatriot Student Counseling of Overseas Community Affairs Council, ROC, Cyong-Jhih Jhuang said that the students of SHU are always the most creative and outgoing. Ms. Jhuang was thankful SHU students had the opportunity to show themselves. She also encouraged students to grab the chance to develop their potential.

Shug-Rong and Jang-Jin, students of the Department of Radio, Television and Film, were given the award for Honorable Behavior and Knowledge. Jang-Jin said that it is not difficult to win the award as long as students do their duty in academics, anyone could win the honor. Other than that, he also mentioned that the atmosphere in SHU is free and open, everyone can express themselves through their skills.

The International and Overseas Student Club of SHU holds all kinds of events every year. The club wishes to make those who traveled far from home feel the warmth of SHU and support each other. The International and Overseas Student Spring Gathering attracted over 200 students this year, including students from Malaysia, Japan Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China. Yong-Fong Gao, the leader of the International and Overseas Student Club, says that he hopes to bring students from all over the world together through this student club, and make everyone have the feeling of gathering with family.

The International and Overseas Student Club invited Dr. Wu to strike the gong as a symbol of the beginning of a new semester.

A dance performance by a club member, which brought the event to a climax.

The lottery drawing is always an important part of the event, it fills the room with tension.

International and overseas students bonding with each other and make new friends.

The International and Overseas Student Club prepared delicacies from different countries for the students.

Sin-Ruei, An (Right) and a Polish student from the Department of Business Administration exchanging cultural experiences during the event.

The head of Overseas Compatriot Student Counseling of Overseas Community Affairs Council, ROC, Cyong-Jhih Jhuang (5th from the right) was invited to give out the award of Honorable Behavior and Knowledge.

The gathering was filled with over 200 students from all over the world.

 

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