TUFS Receives Students from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia as Part of Inter-University Exchange Project
June 23, 2017
On Tuesday 22 nd November 2016, the opening ceremony was held for the short-term Joint Education Programme 'TUFS Japan Specialist Program for the Enhancement of Japanese Language and Cultural Outreach in Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia', which forms part of the Inter-University Exchange Project.
In September of this year, the 'TUFS Japan Specialist Program for the Enhancement of Japanese Language and Cultural Outreach in Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia' was selected for The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's 2016 Inter-University Exchange Project (Type B: Promotion of Inter-University Exchange in the ASEAN Region). This Joint Education Programme is being carried out as part of this specialist programme.
In this Joint Education Programme, on a schedule from 19 th - 29 th November (University of Yangon) and from 21st - 30th November (National University of Laos, Royal University of Phnom Penh), a total of 13 students, with 3 from the University of Yangon, 4 form the National University of Laos, and 6 from the Royal University of Phnom Penh, were received at the university. 。
During their stay, the students watched the foreign language productions at Gaigosai, participated in Japanese culture experience training in Kamakura and Asakusa, and joined cultural exchanges with TUFS students, among other things. On this occasion, the students were joined by Vice President Phout SIMMALAVONG and Head of Japanese Studies Mixay SOUKCHALEUN from the National University of Laos, as well as Vice President Oum RAVY and Lecturer of Regional Development Studies Duong CHANMETTACHAMPAVIENG from the Royal University of Phnom Penh, who made a courtesy call to President Tateishi. A t the opening ceremony and meeting with President Tateishi, Vice president Phout SIMMALAVONG and Vice President Phout SIMMALAVONG offered their greetings, and along with the programme selection, expressed their gratitude towards the invitations received by their students to participate in the short-term programme, as well as their hopes to further develop the exchange with TUFS in the future.