/ 14 August 2023

THE TARLAC State University collaborated with The Story Christian Education and Counseling Psychology Research Institution for cultural exchange and academic programs.

A memorandum of understanding was signed by the two institutions on August 10.

The partnership aims to promote collaborative education programs such as English language proficiency, cultural experience, and joint seminars, conferences, and meetings for education.

To kick-off the international extension program, TSU’s Office of International Affairs and Linkages facilitated a two-day activity titled “Phil-Kor Cultural Exchange: Transcending Borders, Connecting World Cultures.”

“This international extension program is the first of the many steps to make sure that, at least in the Asia-Pacific region, we all have a sense of community and our continuous goal for progress,” Rolien Balisi, unit head of OIAL Academic Programs, said.

Balisi added that the program is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDGs 4, 5, 10, 16, and 17.

Dr. Jiyoung Lee, the CEO of TSCECPR and a foreign language teacher at TSU’s College of Arts and Social Sciences, played a key role in the success of the university’s exchange program with a South Korean organization.