Developing high achievers and innovators able to achieve their personal goals is part of the University’s ethos and continuous exposure to different countries and cultures helps achieve this.
The “100 World Ambassadors” project is one of HIEU’s initiatives toward internationalization.
Starting in the spring of 2012, the project will have qualified students currently enrolled in HIEU going on half-year to full-year exchanges with Laureate partner institutions. HIEU aims to send 100 students for such exchanges over the next five years.
25 students applied for the 2012 program and underwent a set of rigid examinations to evaluate their academic ability, language proficiency, involvement in extracurricular activities and social contributions. Face-to-face interviews were conducted for shortlisted candidates and the 12 students who qualified are now ready to embark on a new phase of their lives.
|Country||Partner University||Student Number||Period of Stay|
|Cyprus||European University Cyprus||1||September 2012 – July 2013|
|Malaysia||INTI International University||5||September 2012– July 2013|
|Thailand||Stamford University||2||September 2012 – December 2012|
|Spain||Universidad de Madrid||2||September 2012 – July 2013|
HIEU's outreach targets short-term exchanges in addition to the "100 World Ambassadors" program. In May 2012, over 20 students majoring in Japanese experienced a vastly different environment and lifestyle in Osaka, Japan when they visited a Laureate institution in the city. While in Osaka the students attended classroom lectures devoted to the Japanese language and culture; they had the opportunity to practice speaking Japanese in public and enjoyed hands-on experience in traditional arts such as tea making. Apart from excursions to local places of interest, each also had a wonderful home-stay experience.