On June 12th, Ms. Patricia C. Martin, Director for Off-Campus Study; Prof. Haili Kong, Section Head of Chinese Department, and Professor from the Japanese Department from Swarthmore College U.S.A., visited NTNU. Ms. Jia-Yu Liu, Global Partnership Manager from the Office of International Affairs, and Mr. Daniel Lin, Student Mobility Manager from the Office of International Affairs welcomed them in person.
In fact, it is "NAFSA: Association of International Educators" Conference that took place around May that resulted in this delegation. During the conference, Prof. Chi-Yo Huang, the Associate Vice President for the Office of Intrnational Affairs, and Ms. Jo Wang, the Global Partnership Manager from NTNU's Office of International Affairs, met Ms. Patricia C. Martin, and they've talked about the possibilty of student visiting in the future. Though Swarthmore College doesn't have much students, it is known best for the field of liberal arts, and is one of the members in "Little Ivies" ( it is a group of small, highly academically competitive private liberal arts colleges in the Northeastern United States). Knowing such background, Mr. Daniel Lin states that there's a great opportunity that two schools could start the academic cooperation from the college level (for instance, students from Swarthmore may come and study at NTNU's College of Liberal Arts).
Furthremore, since the visitors are also interested in the short-term programs in our Mandarin Training Center (MTC), Ms. Jia-Yu Liu took the visitors to MTC and brifely introduced the classrooms, courses, and credits. Through this delegation, the visitors had a wonderful afternoon and have known more about NTNU.