Wesleyan welcomes Vietnam and Indonesia students

December 02, 2019

Dong Nai Technology University, Vietnam and Universitas Islam Indonesia students who are participants of Passage to ASEAN Association (P2A) Immersion program visited Wesleyan University-Philippines to stay for one whole day in the campus. The students were housed at the Wesleyan Guest House for an easier and faster access of the campus activities and interaction with Wesleyan students who were in sports activities for a weeklong “Palarong Wesleyan”.

Nyuyen Ngoc Lynn Dan, the foreign students’ professor, said that the visit was a part of her students’ immersion program in response to the P2A’s pursuit of the “need for regional solidarity and a shared responsibility towards people and society as a whole”.

The concepts of P2A were established, which were based on the vision of the ASEAN Charter: “One Vision, One Identity” and creating “one caring and sharing community”. (http://p2a.asia/News/Details/2009). P2A was launched by the University of Rangsit (Thailand), Norton University (Cambodia), Duy Tan University (Vietnam), National University of Laos, and the Computer Institute of Myanmar in June 2012, whose aim is to create linkages on culture and study among countries in the ASEAN region.

The P2A students and their professor were welcomed by the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Marietta B. Agustin, Acting Vice President for Administration and Finance Dr. Maridel V. Eslao, and other University officials and faculty members in a program and a traditional Filipino breakfast at the CHTM Function Hall. Also a part of the welcome program was a dance performance of Wesleyan’s Support for the Handicapped through Rehabilitation and Education (SHARE) students, who showed a short but happy moment of greetings using sign language to the visiting SEA students.

A courtesy call to the Wesleyan President followed after the breakfast and program.

Professor Nyuyen Ngoc Lynn Dan (6th from left) introduces Indonesian and Vietnamese students to the Wesleyan family.

P2A student participants pose for a photo op with Wesleyanians at the close of the welcome program.

A P2A student is amused with sign language learning by a SHARE student during the welcome program on November 11, 2019.

SHARE teacher Michael Flores shares few sign language greetings with SEA student participants of the P2A program.

Visiting P2A students together with their Professor Nyuyen Ngoc Lynn Dan (center), are toured by a Wesleyan student buddy (2nd from right) in the campus.