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American and Canadian Students Introduce Their Alma Maters to NTNU

<p><font face="Arial">By Jocy Su <br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">American and Canadian international students and exchange students introduced their alma maters to National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) students at the International Lounge today.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The event was organized by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) to encourage and inspire more NTNU students to study abroad before or after they finish school here in Taiwan.&nbsp; </font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;Activities like this help Taiwanese students and international students understand each other.&nbsp; We do hope to encourage more students to study abroad,&rdquo; said Selene Chen (陳莉菁), division assistant for the OIA.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">During the event today, University of Nevada, Reno, University of Northern Colorado in the U.S. and University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University were the focuses, while these international students offered useful information, such as local weather, they way to spend the life there, must-knows of local transportation for their Taiwanese friends who might be interested in a potential plan to study abroad in the near future.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Among these schools, University of Northern Colorado was highlighted because it is recognized as the best school in the region for training qualified teachers.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">To encourage more students to study abroad, OIA said that NTNU would offer scholarship, NT$10,000 (US$313) for each student per month, to those students whose applications are approved to study abroad.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">NTNU currently possesses sister university relationship with 26 universities in the U.S. and another three in Canada.&nbsp; The latest statistics showed that among the total 23 exchange students for 2006, six of them went to sister universities in the U.S. but nobody enrolled any institute in Canada.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"></font>&nbsp;</p>