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FJCU collaborates with the New Sorbonne University on intercultural exchange between two cities 2020

International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC) International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC)

College of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Bourgogne international volunteer and cultural service :
1. Demonstrating the dedication to participating in the international community as well as the international communication skills of Taiwan’s youths.
2. Providing professional cultural services for Taiwan-France relations through a mature understanding and sensitivity for French society and culture.
3. Playing the role of global citizens by showing concern for the rights of marginalized communities and children of vulnerable groups.

1. Total number of volunteer(s): 1
2. Number of beneficiaries: A total of 30 participants attended the “Taiwan Night” event, enjoying Taiwan’s unique cuisine as well as learning Chinese. Religious interaction was conducted in small groups, with 5 participants per group. Taiwan Night lasted a total of 1.5 hours; religious interaction time varied in length.
3. Number of beneficiaries: Services for the Disadvantaged Day, Family Week, and Youth Week all had more than 100 participants. Services for the Disadvantaged Day and Youth Week activities lasted for 1 hour, while Family Week activities lasted 2 hours.

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* FJCU collaborates with the New Sorbonne University on intercultural exchange between two cities