By Noelle Camilla R. Rivera
(MAR. 4) Thirty-five students from various colleges will cross-register in UP and UP Diliman’s international partner institutions this second semester. Student exchange stints range from one to two semesters.
The students will be sent to Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and the United States. Sixteen are bound for Korea, 15 for Japan, and one each for the other four countries.
To brief them about their upcoming stay in their host country and university, Dr. Grace C. Ramos, Program Development Associate for International Linkages of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA), gave the outbound students tips and reminders about living abroad and away from home. They were also oriented on the administrative procedures that they should undergo, from pre-departure to re-entry.
The students had a chance to ask all the questions they had about their upcoming experience. The Office of International Linkages Diliman-OVCAA staff, as well as some student exchange returnees were also present to answer the queries. Dr. Benito M. Pacheco, Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, livened the occasion with an inspirational message.
For the first and second semesters of Academic Year 2015-2016, 57 UPD students will be cross enrolled in international partner institutions in seven countries.