Prague mayor shares study abroad experience in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a YouTube interview, Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib was asked to recall his experience as an exchange student in Taiwan in 2005 and share some of his favorite memories of...

Photo of the Day: Taiwanese classmates welcome Prague mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Czech Senate Speaker Milos Vystrcil leads a delegation of 89 participants to Taiwan, a photo by Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib posing with a welcome card given him by former ...

German students defy coronavirus to study abroad

"Student life just came to a sudden stop," says Celal, a German student at Columbia Business School in New York. "I am doing fine adjusting to the new situation — but obviously it...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Election-year retirement unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time a Supreme Court justice announced his retirement in a presidential election year, most of the current justices were too young to vote. It was 1968, a...

Internships get canceled or go virtual because of pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Yadeen Rashid was flying high in February. He’d just earned stellar grades in his latest semester at Virginia Tech university, where he’s in his third year double majoring in economics a...

Summer best time for foreign students to enter Taiwan: MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) on Sunday (June 14) said the best time to allow foreign students to return to Taiwan is during summer vacation as the country...

MOE probes alleged exploitation of Eswatini students by Taiwan university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Thursday (May 28) that it is opening up an investigation into charges that Mingdao University (MDU) has allegedly been exploit...

Over 40 Eswatini students duped into skinning chickens in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 40 Eswatini students who thought they were realizing their dream of studying abroad were disheartened when they encountered harsh working conditions and long hours in...

Yo, Adrian! 'Rocky' still packs a punch as Philly favorite

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Brazilian exchange student made one request of his host before his study abroad semester was cut short and he returned home to Sao Paulo: Take me to Rocky. ...

Taiwan's NCKU, German university mark 1 year of Asia office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan's National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and Germany's Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUDa) on Thursday (May 7) joined together in a two-day event ce...

Shipping tycoon defends Venezuela gas delivery amid shortage

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A controversial shipping magnate supplying gasoline to his native Venezuela said he’ll do whatever it takes to prevent worsening fuel shortages from igniting a social explosi...

Taiwan announces 2 new imported coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (April 20) announced that there were two new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 422...

Virus cancels exams, jeopardizes Chinese students' plans

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Universities that rely on international enrollment are expected to take a big hit in the next academic year as canceled entrance exams and travel restrictions in China because o...

Italy seeks to calm fears in Europe as cases, deaths rise

ROME (AP) — Italy sought to rally international support for its virus containment efforts Wednesday even as its caseload reached 447, people linked to Italy fell ill across Europe and as far away as B...

UW-Madison suspends 2 exchange programs in wake of virus

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison officials said Wednesday they have suspended study-abroad programs with South Korea and China amid fears of the coronavirus. Stat...