How does NCCU make direct exchange students feel at home? | Campus Tour 2019
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I would say that and CCU and oh, I see which is the Office of International Corporation. They're there, the office who was managing my exchange and who is in direct contact with my university back home. They do a really amazing job of making international and exchange students feel so welcome. So at home here at NCCU, there's also a lot of, uh, student run organizations and clubs that specifically cater to helping international students feel at home and organizing events for us, organizing trips for us and everything like that. So whereas we don't have the actual, like institution organizing trips for us, we do have student clubs here that organized for us. We have international youth and student ambassadors who are the two clubs that I have gone on trips with? Um, so we've done overnight trips, we've done day trips, we've done parties on campus, and they're just such welcoming an amazing events where you're able to meet other international students and also connect with the local students who are involved with. So we had, like a welcome party with soon ambassadors where they even performed a dance for us and it was so cute and then way. Like a bunch of other Tom unease like Cultural Learning Event or Taiwanese games that were able to participate in with international youth. Um, they've also organized cultural events for us. We also had a one night trip to Ellen, Um, and where they where? We just went to difference. We went to a rice farm and all these other amazing things. I also snuck onto a College of Commerce trip, which was actually for the business Students are here and to see you, but I snuck on, not snuck on. I mean, like, they allowed me to come on, even though I'm not a business exchange student. Um And then we also went Teo Alon and were able to make like, scallion pancakes and pick our own scallions. Eso these trips were really helpful in order to meet other eh International, Since they're in addition to meeting the local since here at NCCU Edition Pair's every exchanged it with a local time. So I got three buddies who I like e met before I came to Taiwan. So on my first day here in Taiwan by Buddy, Tony actually met me, right? I also as soon as I got out of the taxi, he met me here. Show me all the people I got to fill out and we've got a meal together. It was just really nice, because obviously, I was so nervous to come here alone, and I was like, I'm gonna be alone for the full week before classes start. Having him just, like, automatically welcome me and accepted that first day was just so like, I just you know, I was so scared I was gonna be so lonely. I see offered a lot of different orientation programs. They did performances for us and everything like that. So that was also really great way to meet other international students. Um, so I would say that my direct enrollment program differs from another program called C I e. I'm gonna have a video later on where you'll hear from my friend Danielle about CIA E, which is American exchange program that is offered at different institutions all around the world. English is very, very accessible here and see you. So it is possible to not know any Mandarin and still be able to, like, fully function here on campus. Everything is like all the signs and announcements are both in English and in Mandarin. So in the Chinese courses you learn traditional and also like just in writing. If you were taking a Chinese class, it is in traditional Mandarin as well. Um, I have a lot of friends here who don't speak any Mandarin. So they just communicate in English and are able Teo, you know, survive 100% here in Taiwan and especially here in CCU. All right, so that was an overview of my direct enrollment exchange.