SSU: On the move
The Office of Students Affairs and Services headed by Engr. Ma. Lourdes P. Amante and its International Student Exchange Office manned by its Coordinator, Prof. Pedro S. Cabrales initiated and spearheaded a Symposium on Foreign Studies and Students today, March 13, 2017, at the Audio Visual Center.
The symposium was participated by selected faculty, staff, and students of the university. This, according to Prof. Cabrales, is a preliminary step of information dissemination that SSU is aiming of becoming an international university which caters both local and foreign students.
“…by 2040, SSU…will be among the top 200 Higher Education Institution in Asia,” yearned the University President, Dr. Marilyn D. Cardoso in her message. She added that the symposium embodies that the university is witnessing its vision of being transformative and that it is moving forward towards internationalization. She, further, mentioned the coined #PreparingTheConditionOfAnInternationalUniversity in the Strategic Plan 2017-2021 of the university.
Ms. Amanda Gogel, a Peace Corps Volunteer, shared her impressions on foreign studies and students in the Philippines. “I think that international education gives an academic benefit. The first is the fact that living in another culture gives the person a brighter world view and introduces him to new ways of thinking,” she imparted.
Participants in the symposium were reminded to prepare their passports and, of course, their communication skills should they want to participate in an international arena on education.