NTU Welcomes New International Students with Practical Information and Entertainment
The Office of International Affairs held a series of events aimed at assisting NTU's newly-arrived international students smoothly adapt to life on the NTU campus on September 9. Starting at 2:00 pm, these activities included the International Students Orientation, a campus tour and an entertaining welcoming party. By providing information about scholastic life at NTU, familiarizing the new students with the NTU campus and providing an opportunity to make new friends, the Office of International Affairs hopes the events were helpful in preparing the new international students to engage in their educational pursuits here at NTU.
The International Students Orientation was divided into two separate events for international degree-seeking students and incoming international exchange students. These events focused primarily on providing the new students with practical information about academic life at NTU and were presented simultaneously in both Chinese and English. The useful information presented included important academic rules, information regarding scholarships, issues concerning lodging, how to use NTU web mail and procedures for new student registration. Furthermore, the orientation events also introduced the campus' emergency and rescue systems in order to ensure the new international students gained an understanding of the university's safety and security measures.
Following orientation, representatives and volunteers from the NTU Foreign Students Association, NTU International Student Information Service Club and Office of International Affairs escorted the new international students on guided tours to allow them to gain their bearings on the NTU campus. At the end of the day, a simple buffet was served and the new students were treated to a performance by an NTU traditional Chinese music group and a vocal and guitar performance provided by members of the NTUFSA.
During the day's events, the Office of International Affairs also presented the international students with copies of the "NTU Information Guide for International Degree Students 2008/2009." This handbook, written in Chinese and English, serves as a useful reference resource and contains important information for international students concerning residence visas, the National Health Insurance system, working visas, NTU campus life, as well as commercial areas around Taipei City.