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Mandarin Education Symposium
January 9, 2023

Event: Mandarin Education Symposium

Date: 01/07/2023 – 01/08/2023

Description: In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange, AIT hosted the third annual Mandarin Education Symposium under the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative from January 7-8, 2023.  The symposium took place at the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation and attracted more than 100 in-person and 200 online participants, comprising 45 Fulbright FLTAs from Taiwan and Singapore, a dozen Taiwan and Singapore university professors, and Mandarin teachers recruited by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education.  In AIT Acting Deputy Director Rashad Jones’ remarks, he commended Taiwan’s support of academic freedom and diversity, which makes Taiwan a top destination for Mandarin learning. AIT CLASS Principal Carolyn Clark also highlighted the success of the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative that has facilitated more U.S.-Taiwan educational exchanges.