On 7 September 2018, the International Affairs Division organise the International Students Orientation for helping new international students become more familiar with MFU and each other. This semester, MFU welcomed 209 new international students including 140 undergraduates and 27 graduates from countries in Asia, Europe, North America, Africa and Middle East. MFU also welcomed 42 exchange students from 7 countries including Czech Republic, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Over the past 20 years, MFU has welcomed more than 1,000 students from around the globe. This contribution shows MFU’s effort to increase its diversity for promoting mutual understanding and cross-cultural awareness. It also indicates the quality of international education at MFU.
In addition, new international students got to know more about the offices, facilities and important resource centres at MFU through the campus tour activity. During the campus tour, the seniors also intimately explained and provided a few tips to new international students about how to adjust to university life. Following the campus tour, there were the presentation from the Muslim club and members from various service divisions at the university providing important information to new students about MFU’s services and its rules and regulations.
In the welcoming address at the dinner party, MFU Vice President, Assist. Prof. Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont expressed congratulations to the new students for their bravely deciding to study here at MFU because studying abroad, especially in a country where English is not used as the first language, is very challenging. Dr. Romyen added that life is like a book and deciding to study at MFU is the new chapter of their life. At MFU, all students will be equipped with good knowledge and skills. The University also aims to create suitable and good environment for learning especially the learning of multicultural skill. Therefore, Dr. Romyen inspired students to seize the opportunity to write their own chapter of life while they are studying at MFU.