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Announcement║2022 Fall THU International Buddy Program Recruitment now OPEN!

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Poster:Doris TsaiPost date:2022-05-18
 
2022 Fall International Buddy Program Recruitment 
 
1. Recruitment Target
In order to promote the mutual cultural exchanges and interaction between THU students and international exchange students, Office of International Relations (OIR) would like to recruit students with passion and volunteer spirits to become a buddy to assist international exchange students to adapt to THU university student life and to borden THU students’ international perspectives.   
 
2. Service Target
According to the agreement signed between Tunghai University and partner universities, students will have different student statuses and request fees paid to Tunghai University including exchange students could waive the full tuition fees, Study abroad student needs to pay full tuition fees, and short-term students need to pay for the program fees. Each year, Tunghai University will have international exchange students coming in September (Fall semester) or February (Spring semester). 
 
3. Recruitment Period
OIR will recruit buddies twice a year. If you are willing to become a buddy, you could check the recruitment announcement in May and November every year.
 
4. Service Time
Students who were selected to become a buddy will need to serve at least one semester and complete the required hours to receive the certificate issued by the OIR at the end of the semester. The student who received the certificate will be able to earn extra credits when applying for the outbound exchange program in the future.
 
5. Qualifications
I. Student must enroll as a full-time student at Tunghai University
II. Student will need to provide proof of English proficiency result or other supporting documents equivalent to TOEIC 550 or oral Test 120 above. 
 
6. Application Procedure
Please submit your online application by June 16th (Thursday). No late application to be accepted.
 
7. Buddy Training
The student who was selected as a buddy will receive an acceptance email from OIR and be notified with an orientation schedule for briefing on the service description. Students must attend the orientation in order to confirm their acceptance. Students who failed to attend the orientation will be disqualified.
 
8. Notifications
I. If a buddy is disqualified during the service time, OIR reserves the right to cancel or discontinue the buddy services time.
II. All the buddy and international exchange student matching will be decided by the OIR office. Students will now allow choosing the student you serve.
III During the service time, buddy will have no obligation to pay any fees for the international exchange students. Please pay extra attention to health and safety, especially during transportation. In addition, the buddy should avoid involving personal emotions and private relationships with an international exchange student during the program.
IV. Buddy will need to do their best to help the international exchange students to adapt to campus life. Buddy should be active and respect each other during the communications.
V. If a buddy changed their contact information, please notify the person in charge at the OIR office immediately.
 
9. Buddy’s Service Obligation
- Maintain communication with international exchange students and answer the possible question about university life.
- When the student arrives at Tunghai University, Buddy should provide the campus tour and necessary transportation information around the campus area or city. 
- During the semester, a buddy will assist international exchange students to adapt to university and be able to answer the questions about student life. 
 
10. Contact Information
 
International and Cross-Strait Collaborations
Asia and Pacific Region Ms. Ailsa Lin TEL:04-23590121#28502
West Europe and South East Asia Region Ms. April Tsai TEL:04-23590121#28504
East Europe and Americas Region Ms. Doris Tsai TEL:04-23590121#28501
Last modification time:2022-05-18 AM 8:31

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