Cross-border education programs in Far Eastern University have continued despite the limitations and challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the International Relations Office, a total of 62 FEU students participated in two separate virtual student exchange programs during the last semester of SY 2020-2021.
Fifty-seven (57) students from the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (ITHM), Institute of Accounts Business, and Finance (IABF), Institute of Arts and Sciences (IAS), and Institute of Education (IE) participated in the Spring Semester 2021 Virtual Exchange Program of Asia University in Taiwan from Feb 22 to June 25, 2021.
Meanwhile, five FEU student leaders namely Christian Garcia from the Institute of Nursing (IN), Neilwena Tumacay from the Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts (IARFA), Shainna Leine Aviles and Arnold Kristoff Luzon from IAS, and Nicolette Camille Racho from ITHM joined the 2021 National Cheng Kung University International Summer School with the theme, “Sustainable Environment, Myth or Reality?” held on August 2 to 11, 2021.
(Photo caption: Pauline Layson presenting at the 2021 China Asia Associated University Teaching Practice Research and Innovation Conference held virtually on July 26, 2021.)
The students were exposed to a different learning environment and interacted with other participants from different cultural backgrounds. Several FEU students shone in the virtual programs. Pauline Layson, a 4th year BS Tourism Management student, led her group and came up with a research paper that was accepted for online publication in Asia University.
In addition, Layson presented the study in the 2021 China Asia Associated University Teaching Practice Research and Innovation Conference held virtually on July 26, 2021.
Meanwhile, a group led by the Arnold Kristoff Luzon, 4th year BA International Studies student, won the Best Presentation Skills Award 2021 in the National Cheng Kung University International Summer School. The work centered on creating solutions for more efficient E-waste management system.
The group of Neilwena Tumacay, 4th year BS Architecture student, received the Most Creative Solution Award in the same summer school.
“FEU through the IRO will continue to provide opportunities for students to acquire skills necessary for achieving not only their academic and lifelong goals but in taking an active role as responsible global citizens amidst the pandemic,” said IRO Director Prof. Moira Uy.