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Higher Education Institutions from Taiwan Participate in the 66th NAFSA in San Diego

A delegation of 41 professors and administrators from 22 institutions of higher education in Taiwan participated in NAFSA’s 66th Annual Conference and Exposition held in San Diego from May 26 to May 30. NAFSA is the Association of International Educators, formerly known as the National Association for Foreign Student Advisors.

The theme of the 2014 Conference and Exposition was Pathways to Global Competence. There were more than 400 booths set up for the exposition, including a Study in Taiwan pavilion, and over 8,000 educators took part. Taiwan’s participation was designed to increase both the international visibility of Taiwan’s higher education, and the opportunities for international educational cooperation. The Study in Taiwan pavilion held a “happy hour” activity, which greatly helped to attract educators’ interest in visiting the booth.

In addition to this, the Education Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Los Angeles participated in a Country Fair event on May 29, sponsored by NAFSA’s Embassy Dialogue Committee on Education and by EducationUSA. A great deal of information about studying in Taiwan was displayed at the fair, including details of the Taiwan Scholarships, Huayu Enrichment Scholarships, Business and Management, and various short-term programs, along with brochures about Taiwan’s education system.

Bruce J. D. Linghu, Director-General of TECO in Los Angeles hosted a dinner banquet at Harbor House on May 29 to give representatives of universities in Taiwan and scholars from Hawaii and Southern California an opportunity to interact, and explore possible collaborations.