UPD holds first Study Abroad Week

| Written by Arlyn VCD Palisoc Romualdo

The first day of the UP Diliman Study Abroad Week on March 26 (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)


UP Diliman (UPD) students flocked to the School of Statistics from March 26 to 29 for the first UPD Study Abroad Week.

They visited information booths and listened to resource persons talk about UP’s internationalization initiatives, discuss opportunities to study in other countries, and share experiences of foreign exchange students.

It was organized by the UPD Office of International Linkages (OIL Diliman).


Dr. Hiroshi Kawamura, director of the Office for International Academic Support, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University and Dr. Imee Martinez, director of the UP Diliman Office of International Linkages formally open UPD Study Abroad Week. (Photo by Arlyn VCD Palisoc Romualdo, UP MPRO)


(From left) UP Diliman Office of International Linkages Director Imee Martinez, Hokkaido University Faculty of Science-Office for International Academic Support Director Hiroshi Kawamura, and Embassy of the Czech Republic in the Philippines Deputy Head of Mission Jana Peterková deliver brief messages during the opening ceremony. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)


Apart from OIL Diliman and the Office of International Linkages of the UP System, other exhibitors were: Hokkaido University, Japan; Japan Information and Culture Center; Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines; Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Manila; Education USA; Fulbright Philippines; Embassy of the Czech Republic, Philippines; Campus France; DAAD-German Academic Exchange Services; Consejeria de Educación, Embassy of Spain, Manila; IE University, Spain; and, UCAM Universidad Catolica de Murcia, Spain.


Scenes at UPD Study Abroad Week (Photos by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)


The four-day event featured talks on studying in: the USA; Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, and Thailand; and, European countries like the Czech Republic, France, Germany, and Spain, among others.


Prof. Yukihiro Takahashi of Hokkaido University (HU) talks about the HU Nook in UP Diliman, the website of which was later launched (http://hokudai.upd.edu.ph/about/). The HU Nook is HU’s Philippine Liaison Office. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)


According to UPD Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Evangeline Amor, while similar events have been mounted in previous years, those only lasted a day or two. She is hopeful this year’s four-day format will continue so that UPD students can have more time to visit and attend the event.


UP Diliman Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Evangeline Amor (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)