The National Pingtung Institute of Commerce’s sister school delegation, Dr. Kenneth Goldsmith of Chattanooga State Community College, received a grant from the state of Tennessee, to study “Defining and developing the capacity for internationalization of community colleges: A program evaluation and assessment”.
Dr. Goldsmith visited The National Pingtung Institute of Commerce (NPIC) from Sept. 30, through Oct. 2. Dr. Goldsmith participated in the classes of Associate Professor, Dr. Chin-Ying Lin, the Department of Applied English to promote international academic exchange(s).
Dr. Goldsmith observed the graduate classes taught by Dr. Chin-Ying Lin, and he also served as a guest lecturer for these classes. Dr. Goldsmith gave an introduction of studying at Chattanooga State Community College. He also encouraged the students of NPIC to have a short-term exchange study with Chattanooga State. On Oct. 1, the NCIP representative gave a tour to Dr. Goldsmith at the Liudui Hakka Cultural Park of Pingtung to experience the multi-ethnic culture of Taiwan.
On Oct. 2, Dr. Goldsmith observed the undergraduate school class of Dr. Chin-Ying Lin’s. He shared with the students of NCIP the experiences of study abroad in the U.S.. Also, he provided the information, and suggestions of English language learning for foreign students. During Dr. Goldsmith’s visit, the International Exchange Program Office of NCIP achieved the goal for creating exchange professors, exchange programs for students, and exchange programs for academic studies between both schools.