(JAN. 26)—Twenty-three new foreign students from partner universities in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the United States are enrolled as exchange or visiting students, at UP Diliman (UPD) this second semester.
The students are from Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Thailand and the United States. Korea had the most number of exchange students with 11, followed by Japan with five and Germany with two. Other participating countries had one exchange student each.
To brief them about their stay in the country, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Program Development Associate for International Linkages Dr. Grace Ramos, gave a short orientation program on UPD and living in the Philippines on Jan. 12. Meanwhile, Office of Student Activities Coordinator Thea Enriquez provided information on processing visa, visa application and types of visa.
The international students also had a chance to interact with various student organizations such as UP Tomo-Kai, UP Arirang and HallyUP. Also present at the event were student exchange returnees who assisted the international students with the registration process. The orientation was capped by a tour of the campus including the UP Main Library and the Academic Oval.
UPD has 55 international students as exchange or visiting students. In a related development, UPD currently has 23 students in 16 universities covering four countries as exchanged students.—with reports from OVCAA