First Lady of Honduras visits Taiwan's Providence University

Ana García de Hernández visits Catholic university to promote cooperation and educational ties between with Taiwan

Ana García de Hernández (c) with students and faculty of Providence University (Photo from PU)

Ana García de Hernández (c) with students and faculty of Providence University (Photo from PU)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The First Lady of Taiwan’s Central American ally, Honduras, is visiting Taiwan this week, and made a stop of Providence University (靜宜大學) in Central Taiwan on Thursday, April 25.

Ana García de Hernández, wife of President Juan Orlando Hernández, came as an ambassador for her country to visit to boost educational ties between the two nations.

Meeting with Honduran students attending Providence University, Hernández expressed hope that the talented students studying in Taiwan would help create many opportunities for cooperation between Taiwan and Honduras in the future.

During the meeting with the Honduran First Lady, the President of Providence University, Chuan Yi Tang (唐傳義), noted the important trade relations between the two countries and even remarked that someday he would like to open a campus of Providence University in Honduras, reports Liberty Times.

Currently there are two Honduran students in Chinese programs as the university. After learning about the rich course offerings at Providence in areas of agricultural innovation and cosmetic sciences, Hernández said she would return to Honduras and encourage more students to consider applying to the school.

The First Lady also proposed creating more international programs and opportunities for Taiwanese students at Providence to visit Honduras for practical training and work experience in their fields.

Providence University is a Catholic University in Taichung, Taiwan, with a wide array of course offerings in business, sciences, and the humanities. Providence is currently looking to expand foreign student enrollment, offering degree programs, short-term summer courses, as well as Mandarin language programs.