UOG Finalizes Student Exchange Program with Huaqiao University in China


Guam – Huaqiao University (HQU) and the University of Guam (UOG) met in April to finalize plans for a student exchange program for the Fall 2013 semester.

Up to five students will have the opportunity to gain an international experience in tourism when they apply to take courses to attend at each other’s institutions.  This relationship is in line with the Cooperation of Agreement for student exchange between HQU and UOG, which was signed in late 2012.

“This partnership with HQU provides UOG students an excellent opportunity to gain an immersive learning experience in China,” said Robert Underwood, UOG President. “HQU students will in turn experience what it’s like to live and learn in a U.S. university like UOG.”

Henry Tan, an alumnus of UOG and Chief Executive Officer of Luen Thai Holdings Ltd. in Hong Kong and Vice Chairman of Tan Holdings Corporation, USA and Council Member of HQU facilitated the exchange program.

“Mr. Henry Tan is a prime example of how our University Alumni continue to contribute back to our island and our University,” said Underwood. 

Dr. Robert Underwood met with the HQU delegation, Henry Tan, members of Tan Holdings, Guam Chinese Association, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, United Chinese Association, and Chinese School. 

[L-R: Tan Family Office Director Connie Hui, HQU Associate Professor  Li Hong Bo, UOG Chief Planning Officer David Okada, UOG RFK Library Director Christine Scott-Smith, Guam Chinese Association Vice President Ellen Wilkinson, United Chinese Association of Guam President Albert Wu, HQU Dean Huang Yuanshui, Chinese School Founding Chairwoman Anna Kao, UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood, HQU Professor Chi Jin, CEO of Luen Thai Holdings Ltd. Henry Tan, Guam Chinese Association Vice President James Qu, UOG Dean of School of Business & Public Administration Dr. Anita Enriquez, -HQU International School Program Officer Zou Bingxin and  Guam Chinese Association Board Chairman Representative Monito Co.]

The student exchange program between UOG and HQU will begin in the Fall 2013 semester.  For more information on UOG student exchange programs opportunity contact Ms. Joan Swaddell at 735-2271 or email joanswaddell@gmail.com.