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NCHU Thailand Day introduces Thai culture with cultural dance, food and relics

National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) held the Thai Cultural Experience Day on June 6, 2019. The Office of International Affairs, NCHU and the Thai expatriate representatives jointly planned the activities as inspired by the five senses. The activities included dance performances, food tasting, cultural introduction, cultural relics display and traditional costume experience to provide a full range of Thai cultural experiences.

There are 14 Thai sister schools in NCHU. Thai foreign students make up quite a large number among the total number of foreign students. There are currently 57 Thai degree pursuing students in NCHU currently. In order to allow faculty and students of NCHU to learn more about Thai culture, the Office of the International Affairs had invited its Thai foreign students and exchange students to design the event together in the hope that mutual understanding and extensive communication could be enhanced through lively and interactive cultural activities.

The event began from noon to 2 pm in the afternoon on June 6, 2019. Designed program included basic Thai language teaching, cultural relics introduction, Thai cuisine experience, Thai traditional costumes and etc., Additionally, there were a variety of books and movies for the appreciation of contemporary Thailand, especially in the field of design or cultural creativity.

12 scholars including those from the Chulalongkorn University, Agricultural University, King Mongkut’s University of Science and Technology, National Metal Materials Technology Center of Thailand, National Nanotechnology Center and etc. who were in NCHU for the "Taiwan Engineering, Environment, Materials and Materials Symposium" that was held form June 4 to 6, also took part in the Thai Cultural Experience Day event. They learned about life being a foreign student in Taiwan over meals together.