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Faculties and students from IMICS hosted an orientation to welcome incoming students!

The International Master's Program in International Communication Studies hosted a formal welcome ceremony for the new students on the morning of September 12, the first day of school. English was used throughout the entire process. All members of the College of Communication were invited to this orientation, including freshmen, seniors, dean, director, and professors. The ambiance is cheerful and supportive. This orientation would enable a total of 29 newcomers, including 19 international students, in settling in quickly to life at National Chengchi University.

Dean Katherine Chen of the School of Communication first gave the opening remark and then Professor Tammy Jih-Hsuan Lin, the program's director, introduced the features of IMICS, regulations, instructors, and curriculum structure to the new students. Students are cordially welcomed to Taiwan by the dean and director, who also encourage them to organize their coursework and internships effectively in order to complete their degrees within two years.

Katherine Chen, Dean of the College of Communication, gave an opening speech. (Photo credit to IMICS)

The director of IMICS, Professor Tammy Jih-Hsuan Lin, gave the incoming students an overview of the program's features and its regulations. (Photo credit to IMICS)

We are honored to have the professors: Dr. Sumei Wang, Dr. Tingyu Kang and Dr. Yi-Hsing Han (Paul) from Department of Journalism, Dr. Tammy Jih-Hsuan Lin from Department of Advertising, Dr. Chien-Chih Lu from Department of Radio and Television, Dr. Tsung-Jen Shih from International Master's Program in International Communication Studies, the Adjunct professor Dr. Chia-Hsin Yeh and the Visiting professor from Elon University, Douglas Kass gave a brief overview of their courses so that incoming students can understand the main ideas of each course.

Special thanks to the professors who attended the orientation. From top to bottom in the left row: Dr. Sumei Wang, Dr. Tingyu Kang and Dr. Chien-Chih Lu; from top to bottom in the right row: Dr. Tsung-Jen Shih, Dr. Yi-Hsing Han (Paul), Professor Douglas Kass (right row, bottom left) and Dr. Chia-Hsin Yeh (right row, bottom right)

Moreover, the seniors in IMICS: Andrew, Kiki, Ruby, Yulgong, Albert, Karson, Rio, Tillie, Syrus, Meryl, Ariel, Priscilla, Rebecca and Peggy thoroughly displayed their supports to the IMICS family. Along with discussing "school life," "internship," and "course selection" with the freshman, they also created a number of activities, such as Icebreakers, to help freshmen get to know one another more easily.

The freshmen played icebreaker activities and introduced themselves under the seniors’ encouragement and guidance. (Photo credit to IMICS)

IMICS, which was founded in 2006, focuses on developing students' practical and research skills while covering media studies, cross-cultural communication, and other communication-related issues. Each year, about 30 new students are accepted, including 21 international students from Asia, Europe, and other continents. Together, international and local students learn and discuss what they have observed and experienced, bringing diversity to the National Chengchi University and raising its profile internationally.

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Group photo of professors and freshmen participating in the orientation. (Photo credit to IMICS)

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