Six more students off to Taiwan
July 2, 2010
Six more students off to Taiwan

The total number of Vincentian students studying in Taiwan will increase by six or more this year.{{more}}

This after Taiwanese ambassador Leo Lee presented six persons with certificates that allow them to take up studies in that country beginning in September.

This year the lucky applicants are Joanna Jack, Jordana Lewis, Asheen Richards, Lannique Cambridge, Shevon Smith and Kikieta Mandeville.

With the exception of Jack and Mandeville, the other students are expected to complete one year of studies in the Chinese language before they begin their course of studies.

Jack will be pursuing four years of studies in travel and tourism at the Ming Chuan University, while in the case of Mandeville it’s business also for four years also at Ming Chuan.

Also pursuing studies for four years is Lewis who be taking civil engineering at the National Central university.

Taking five years courses are Richards, Cambridge and Smith; Richards and Cambridge both in the field of Computer Science and Smith in Physiotherapy.

These three will be studying at the National Taiwan Normal University.

Ambassador Lee indicated that the possibility of more students taking courses in Taiwan this year is also high, thanks to additional scholarships that may be offered.

He indicated that as of 2009, the number of students awarded scholarships had jumped from five to six, and that this may possibly increase in the future.

He indicated that the issuing of the scholarships reaffirmed his country’ dedication to the development of this country’s human resources, and appealed for students to return home after studies, so that they can further develop their country.

There are currently 30 Vincentians studying in Taiwan.