跳到主要內容區塊

Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages

.png

logo.png

 2017-08-30 下午6.05.36.png

wz50e.link.web.png
  • 字級大小

11/28/2017.The Master in Southeast Asian Studies Program at Wenzao to Cultivate Social Entrepreneurs with Interdisciplinary Knowledge and High Transnational Mobility

發布日期 2017-11-28 11:42:00

 


image 

Teachers and students of Wenzao experienced the mochi pounding of Hakka culture. Wenzao has been actively participating in Southeast Asian affairs. Last summer the Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Languages Teaching, Herlin Chien (second from the right), led Wenzao’s student (third from the right), who was doing an internship in Thailand, to participate in the Southeast Asian International Conference held by the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.

Photo provided by the Center for Southeast Asian Languages Teaching

 

Novemer 28, 2017

【News release/ Public Relations Office】

 
     Wenzao Ursuline University of Foreign Languages established the Master in Southeast Asian Studies (MSEAS) Program this year to cultivate ‘social entrepreneurs’ with Southeast Asian language proficiency and interdisciplinary knowledge. In the future, the Program will recruit domestic or international students who plan to pursue their career or entrepreneurial venture in Southeast Asia, or to promote Southeast Asian affairs in the public and private sectors in Taiwan. Students will have the chance to go to Southeast Asian countries to do an internship in relevant industries. Wenzao’s MSEAS Program will start to recruit students from 2018 onwards.

 
     Although Taiwanese businessmen have been setting up businesses in Southeast Asia for years, they still focus on traditional industry. To narrow the gap between their businesses and local society and economy, they have been looking for talent who can help them improve their local social and economic status. The newly established MSEAS Program at Wenzao will help to incubate Taiwanese students, international students, or the second generation of new immigrants from Southeast Asia into social entrepreneurs with interdisciplinary knowledge and high transnational mobility. It is hoped that these social entrepreneurs will help Taiwanese businessmen in Southeast Asia transform their businesses, or even enter local communities, acting as a bridge between Taiwanese businessmen’s development in CSR, social enterprise, technology transfer consultancy and industries in Southeast Asia.

 

     The newly established MSEAS Program at Wenzao continues to cultivate talent with Wenzao’s ‘dual specialty’ and ‘interdisciplinary’ curriculum design; in other words, it emphasizes both ‘languages’ and ‘professional academic specialties.’ Incorporating international politics and economics or international industrial development into studies to be completed in Southeast Asian countries, its courses are categorized into two modules: Module of Governments and Societies in Southeast Asia and Module of Enterprises and Industries in Southeast Asia. Based on students’ interest, one module can be chosen as their major and the other as their minor. Students are required to complete a project-based learning program (at least accumulative of 2 months) in any Southeast Asian country. Overseas programs can be carried out through either a student exchange program in a sister university, an overseas internship, a Master’s thesis, or research based on an overseas case study. In addition, postgraduates are required to study Southeast Asian languages. They can choose one of the following languages: Vietnamese, Indonesian, or Thai as their major. Other Southeast Asian languages are also available as electives. Students are encouraged to take a language proficiency test. Language courses can be waived with corresponding language tests.

 
     Wenzao Ursuline University of Foreign Languages actively cultivates specialists in Southeast Asian Studies. It has provided multilingual courses since 2009. In 2014, the Center for Southeast Asian Languages Teaching was established under the College of European and Asian Languages. With the project from the Ministry of Education and the collaboration project on teacher cultivation and the development of teaching materials between the K-12 Education Administration under the Ministry of Education and the Education Bureau under Kaohsiung City Government, the Center has systemized Southeast Asian Studies. Currently, over 1000 students take elective courses in Southeast Asian languages offered by the Center every year. Meanwhile, the Center has launched the Southeast Asian Languages and Industries Program. In addition to continuously offering courses in Southeast Asian languages, such as Vietnamese, Indonesian and Thai, the Center has built a team of Southeast-Asia Academic Advisors, where Wenzao’s teachers of Filipino, Malaysian, Indonesian, Thai, and Singaporean nationalities have been recruited to promote its academic research on Southeast Asia.

    

  

Photos provided by the Center for Southeast Asian Languages Teaching

 

Students from Southeast Asia at Wenzao went to Kaohsiung Public Library Gushan Branch to hold a Southeast Asia Market fair, where they engaged in community performance and gained cultural experience. 

Vietnamese students at Wenzao often give a performance in important campus activities.
  

Wenzao held a Southeast Asia Market fair to share Southeast Asian culture. 

Wenzao built a team of Southeast-Asia Academic Advisors this year. Led by Vice President for International Affairs, Samuel C. Y. Ku, the team includes Wenzao’s scholars of Southeast Asian nationalities to jointly promote international affairs related to Southeast Asia.