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TCNJ Junior Ling-Ling Lu in Taiwan

This summer Ling-Ling Lu, TCNJ junior from the Department of World Languages and Cultures, participated in an English teaching internship, “Assisting Individual with Disadvantages” (A.I.D.) sponsored by the Overseas Community Affairs Council, Ministry of Education and the Council of Indigenous People in Taiwan. Ling-Ling taught a group of under-privileged tribal students in a rural mountain area called Zhi-Ben, Taitung. During the hot summer days, Ling-Ling spent countless hours working on her teaching plan and building a strategy to inspire these middle school students.

“The Zhi-Ben mountain area is at the east coast of Taiwan island, we could see the beach from the school. It was very beautiful despite the hot weather,” said Ling-Ling. “However, being given the opportunity to teach in Taiwan this July has been one of the most challenging but rewarding experience ever. There were times where my team and I were put in difficult situations, but with the support of our students and fellow teachers, we were able to overcome them. It was a fun and challenging experience.”

Dr. Celia Liu, who was also traveling in Taiwan during July, went to visit Ling-Ling in Zhi-Ben and in Taipei during the A.I.D. training with hundreds of volunteers from all over the world. “I was really proud of our TCNJ students who made sacrifices and contributed to the world’s education as a caring global citizen.”

Ling-Ling, (in white shirt), learned the Indigenous dance with the students at Zhi-Ben Middle School Group photo at Zhi-Ben Middle School

Ling-Ling and her students at Zhi-Ben Middle School, Taiwan.

Madrid summer program visits Ávila

Our Madrid summer program students are visiting Ávila, the “Town of Stones and Saints.” It claims to be among the towns with the highest number of Romanesque and Gothic churches per capita in Spain! (click the headline to see photo!) Continue Reading

2018 Madrid program begins

The Study Abroad program in Madrid is underway! These students will spend the next month at The Complutense University of Madrid with Professors Huguet-Jerez and Otero, completing two courses and visiting Madrid’s museums and monuments, with day trips to other regions. (click headline to see photo!) Continue Reading

Student Ambassadors Program, Study in Spain

The Embassy of Spain-Trade Commission just launched the 2018-2019 edition of the STUDY IN SPAIN – STUDENT AMBASSADORS PROGRAM. Students at U.S. universities can apply to become a Student Ambassador and collaborate with the program by promoting Study in Spain in their respective campuses as well as online. Participants will get incentives such as a Certification of Participation signed by the Ambassador of Spain and/or the chance to win… Continue Reading

Poetry reading by the prominent Chinese poet Zang Di

The event had a huge turnout (probably 60-70 students attended). The reading was also accompanied by  the Chinese Guqin master John Thompson/唐世璋.   Zang Di, who has been honored three times as one of China’s top ten poets, is a featured poet at the Princeton Poetry Festival on October 5-6, 2017. His first English collection, The Roots of Wisdom,translated by… Continue Reading

Wu Hongfei’s Event

Acclaimed and award-winning Chinese writer-poet-alternative rock musician Wu Hongfei gave a successful performance to a packed audience at library auditorium on Sept. 27th.    As Wu Hongfei has been promoting and rediscovering her indigenous Dong Ethnic music (侗族)in recent years, she also gave a talk on “Ethno-folk music and Chinese Rock ‘N’ Roll.” Attached are some of the photos for this event. Continue Reading

Sarah Seitz

Student of the Humanities & Social Sciences Program pursuing a degree in Spanish Secondary Education, was awarded a Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation Scholarship. We are very proud to have Sarah as a part of our program. Congratulations, Sarah! For more information see the links below: Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation Beta Xi Chapter at The… Continue Reading