[April 11th 2023]Constructing an all-English educational environment! CHU's College of Tourism promotes student integration with international standards.
The College of Tourism at Hua University is launching an all-English educational environment to enable students to smoothly integrate into the international community after graduation, enhancing their competitiveness. In addition to hiring foreign teachers, many teachers have recently obtained EMI international certification from the British government. The Tourism college also frequently arranges for students to intern in English-speaking countries, has established a 3+1 dual degree program with universities in the UK, and organizes ambassador lectures each semester to comprehensively enhance students' English proficiency.
Photo1/ CHU President Victor Liu (left 4) acknowledges the effort and dedication of the College of Tourism in building a full-English education environment, and he hopes to gradually develop EMI teaching into a unique feature of the College of Tourism.
CHU President Victor Liu praised the College of Tourism for its providing students with a diverse learning environment, effectively enhancing their international competitiveness, and enabling them to smoothly integrate into the international community and secure high-paying jobs after graduation.
Dean Hsinwen Chang of the College of Tourism stated that the college, starting from the international demand of the tourism industry, has been cultivating teachers and students in collaboration with an internationally renowned EMI research and development institution. Through its international resources and experience in cooperation with foreign universities to improve students' English proficiency, the tourism college has been promoting full-English teaching, and contributing to the international employment competitiveness in the tourism industry.
Photo2/ Four years ago, CHU’s College of Tourism collaborated with the hundred-year-old British university of Sunderland to offer a 3+1 dual bachelor's degree program in international tourism and hotel management. The first batch of eight students will soon obtain their dual degree from CHU and from U. of Sunderland in June of this year (2023).
Students study in CHU for the first three years and then travel to the UK to study at U. of Sunderland in their fourth year. Upon completing the program, students will receive two diplomas. Compared to studying abroad in the UK for four years, this program saves at least 60% of tuition fees. Furthermore, CHU’s College of Tourism collaborates with foreign institutions to offer various exchange programs and overseas internships to students. By providing students with diverse learning experiences and improving their English proficiency, the college aims to enhance students’ international competitiveness and enable them to succeed in the global job market after graduation.
Photo3/ CHU teachers from the College of Tourism recently obtained the EMI international certification recognized by the UK government, and have become CHU’s EMI seed teachers. In the future, the College of Tourism will also register as a training center at Trinity College in London to benefit more teachers and students.