Cheng Yu Tung College (CYTC) held the very first successful exchange resident program with Taiwan Chengchi University (CCU) from January 27th to February 2nd. All 10 students from CCU had learned a lot and enjoyed their staying with CYTC members in the University of Macau.
According to the Memorandum of Understanding on a Program of Exchange Students between Chengchi Colleges and Cheng Yu-Tung College signed in May, 2014, the program was officially taken place in December, 2014. 10 selected CYTC students visited CCU from December 22nd to 29th, 2014. The students took some courses in X college and Freshman College as well as exploring Taiwanese culture with CCU students. After that, 10 CCU students visited UM, staying in CYTC, participating in various programs initiated by the College, the Floor and House Association and thoroughly experiencing the College life here. “It was my first High Table Dinner experience. We seldom have this kind of formal and social supper event in CCU”, said by Ms. Peishan Liu from CCU. CYTC also held the movie trend seminar, tea-tasting workshop, badminton friendly match, Portuguese dessert baking workshop, orienteering in Coloane for CYTC residents and CCU students. Last but not least, students of the two Colleges successfully organized the amazing flash mob dance “Little Apple” in Dining Hall to entertain all members during the lunch time.
On the Crisscrossing Exchange of Residential Life: Macau and Taiwan on Feb 1st, several students shared their ideas and analyzed the difference between the two universities. Students of the two Colleges unquestionably built up very close relationship after the exchange program. Most of them were truly touched by the hospitality and warmth from CYTC and vice versa. Two Colleges agreed the exchange program will be continued next year and hopefully some community service or project-based elements will be put in so as to strengthen the quality of exchange programs.