/ 26 August 2021

THE FAR Eastern University continued to implement cross-border education programs despite the limitations and challenges caused by the Covid19 pandemic to allow students to learn on different environments.

FEU’s International Relations Office reported that 62 students participated in two separate virtual student exchange programs during the last semester of Academic Year 2020-2021.

“The International Relations Office managed to still promote cross-border education through opening opportunities for students to participate in online student exchange programs,” FEU said.

“The students were exposed to a different learning environment and interacted with other participants from different cultural backgrounds,” it added.

The university said that 57 students from the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Institute of Accounts Business, and Finance, Institute of Arts and Sciences, and Institute of Education participated in the Spring Semester 2021 Virtual Exchange Program of Asia University in Taiwan from February 22 to June 25.

Meanwhile, five student leaders — Christian Garcia from the Institute of Nursing, Neilwena Tumacay from the Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts, 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 held on August 2 to 11.

Several FEU students also emerged victorious in the international 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,” the school said.

A group led by Arnold Kristoff Luzon, a 4th year BA International Studies student, also won the Best Presentation Skills Award 2021 in the NCKUISS for its work centered on creating solutions for more efficient E-waste management system.

Similarly, the team of 4th year BS Architecture student Neilwena Tumacay 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,” IRO Director Prof. Moira Uy said.